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Russia Bets on GPUs to Boost Science and Technology

Moscow State University’s Lomonosov supercomputer glows green with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs inside.Over at the “>Nvidia Blog, George Millington writes Russia’s big bet on accelerated supercomputing is paying off in their ongoing effort to expand its investments in HPC to fuel the growth of its economy through better science and technology.

In the recently released list of Russia’s top 50 highest performance systems, NVIDIA GPUs — for the fifth time in a row — landed in the top spot with Moscow State University’s “Lomonosov” supercomputer. Overall, GPUs power three of the top 10 and nearly one-third of the top 50 systems on the list, which is issued twice yearly. It’s a remarkable stat considering that no GPU-accelerated systems were on the list just three years ago.

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