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Russia to Develop Home-Grown Chips

Jun 23, 2014 |

Russian officials want to replace US microprocessors from Intel and AMD with locally-grown parts. According to recent reports from local news services, the Russian government is planning to create its own line of microprocessors using 64-bit ARM chips for use in governmental computers and servers. The new microprocessors will be designed by Baikal Electronics, a Read more…

Russian-Bred Supercomputer in the Works

Apr 11, 2014 |

Russia is said to be developing a home-grown supercomputer for military-industrial applications, according to a report in Prensa Latina. Ruselectronics CEO Andrei Zverev revealed that the state-sponsored electronics holdings company is coordinating with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to create a 1.2 petaflop computer to serve the needs of the Russian defense industry. “All of Read more…

Russia, India Take Aim at China’s FLOPS Lead

Apr 9, 2014 |

The race to build the world’s fastest supercomputer – and possibly even the first exascale-class system – just got more interesting. Russia and India are considering an alliance that would enable them to more effectively compete with rival supercomputing powers, in particular China. Last month, Boris Shabanov of the Russian Academy of Sciences extended an Read more…

How RSC Pushed PetaStream To 1.2 Petaflops With Xeon Phi

Apr 3, 2014 |

Russian supercomputer maker RSC Group is pushing the compute density limits to the extreme again. The company has upgraded its PetaStream system, which debuted at the SC13 conference last year, with a new variant of the Xeon Phi X86 coprocessor from Intel. With the upgrade, RSC is able to push the peak theoretical performance of Read more…

Russia Aims to Close Supercomputing Gap

Dec 3, 2013 |

The supercomputing arms race is on in full force as nations around the world awaken to the potential that is HPC. The current state of Russian HPC was spotlighted during the country’s National Supercomputing Forum, which took place last Tuesday outside Moscow, with sponsorship from Intel, AMD, IBM, QLogic and Asus among others. First, a little background is Read more…

RSC Packs a Petaflops of Xeon Phi in a Rack

Nov 27, 2013 |

RSC Group, a four-year-old maker of clusters based in Moscow that has created some of the most energy efficient machines installed in Russia, got plenty of attention last week at SC13 with its new PetaStream system. Like many top-end systems created today, the PetaStream is a hybrid design, and in this case it mixes a Read more…

GPUs Power One-Third of Top Russian Supercomputers

Oct 2, 2013 |

A new blog post from NVIDIA’s George Millington looks at how Russia is counting on the power of NVIDIA GPUs to advance science and research and bolster national competitiveness. The strategy is paying off, writes Millington. Russia recently released its twice-yearly list of the country’s 50 most performant systems and for the fifth time in Read more…

Germany Comes Out on Top with JUQUEEN

Dec 13, 2012 |

Three of Europe’s top ten supercomputers are in Germany, including the number one and number two systems.

Russia Seeks Rocket Simulation System

Oct 6, 2011 |

Officials from Russia’s space agency are prospecting for a new hybrid system to power rocket research.

Shifting Tides for Russia’s HPC Market

Sep 21, 2011 |

Once the clear leader in Russia, HPC vendor T-Platforms is facing new competition from IBM and HP.

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