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St. Petersburg State Polytechnical to Acquire 1.1 Petaflops from RSC Group

rscToday Russian supercomputing vendor RSC Group announced a contract to build a pair of supercomputers for St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU). With combined peak performance of over 1.1 Petaflops, the systems will be the first Russian supercomputers based on the newest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 server processor.

SPbSPU will have the most innovative and one of the largest supercomputer centers in Russia based on a heterogeneous system with RSC direct liquid cooling containing a supercomputer system based on revolutionary high-density massively parallel solution RSC PetaStream and a powerful cluster system based on RSC Tornado architecture. Our solutions have set the world records of computing and power density per volume. We are sure that unique and extensive experience of RSC specialists in development of highly efficient direct liquid cooling technologies and ultra-dense integration of supercomputer solutions based on industry standard server components will enable implementation of this project at the highest level involving usage of the latest supercomputer technologies including the newest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor that was recently launched by Intel.” said Alexey Shmelev, COO of the RSC Group.

Supply and testing of equipment for the project will be completed by the end of 2014 and official launch of the new SPbSPU supercomputer center is planned for 2015.

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