A few months ago, the U.S. Department of Commerce named the Russian supercomputer company, T-Platforms, on their entity list based on vaguely worded assertions that they were involved with supplying systems designed to create weapons of mass destruction. The company has, not surprisingly, denied the allegations and gave HPCwire an exclusive interview to….
Russia is home to some of the largest oil and gas industry resources, but the the processes used for discovery and production require sophisticated, expensive systems. A new industry-university collaboration is bringing cloud-based tools to the table to refine operations.
Russia is involved in an intense game of technological “catch up” according to one Accenture analyst. Cloud computing, if the necessary infrastructure to support it can become a priority, can help bring the country closer to its technology goals.