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Russia Turns to HPC to Revive National Defense Industry

This week Russian HPC vendor T-Platforms announced it has launched the first phase of a new data center for the “Burevestnik” Central Research Institute designed for modeling samples of artillery weapons with the use of HPC technology. The institute will upgrade to a T-Platforms hybrid supercomputer with 50 Terflops of compute power powered by GPUS, multi-core X86 processors, Panasas storage, and integrated 10GbE technology.

Our Institute makes technically sophisticated products which will reliably serve our forces for many decades in the harshest conditions,” said Georgy I. Zakamennyh, DPhil, Professor, General Director of CNII “Burevestnik” JSC, and Russian Federation Artillery Armament Chief Designer. “Research and development work to design new types of weapons requires costly full-scale tests,” he added. “Over the last decade, CNII “Burevestnik” has created an integrated information framework providing automation of all business processes and information support for the full product life cycle. The use of information systems for enterprise resource planning and product information management has greatly improved the productivity and output.”

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