Computerworld: Russians Stepping up in HPC

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Patrick Thibodeau over at Computerworld writes that Russia is stepping up on the world stage of HPC thanks to T-Platforms and a Russian president who sees high-performance computing as critical to the nation’s future.

Russian President DMItry Medvedev is very interested in duplicating the U.S. achievements in high-technology, and last year traveled to Silicon Valley, visiting GoogleTwitter,Apple and Cisco, and spoke at Stanford University about the need to increase technology investment in his country. Medvedev has also been to Moscow State University to see T-Platforms’ supercomputer. This 200-person, Moscow-based high-performance computing (HPC) company built the 13th most powerful system in the world as ranked the most recent Top500 list.

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