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Russia Offers Collaboration with India to Counter Chinese Supercomputing

imgresOver at The Economic Times, Peerzada Abrar writes that Russian supercomputing vendor RSC group and the Russian Academy of Sciences have proposed a collaboration with India to develop supercomputing facilities that will rival China’s Tianhe-2, the world’s fastest supercomputer.

India has many skills for building supercomputers. It is very strong in software,” said Alexey Shmelev, cofounder and chief operations officer of RSC group and delegate to the Russian Academy of Sciences. “I am ready to share technology with India. I guess there would not be many players who are willing to do so.”

The collaboration was proposed by Boris Shabanov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who has invited a team from the Indian Institute of Science and the Karnataka government to explore the possibility of a new supercomputing center in Bangalore.

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