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….
Once the clear leader in Russia, HPC vendor T-Platforms is facing new competition from IBM and HP.
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has been vocal about the role of supercomputing in supporting his country’s competitiveness.
Russian supercomputer maker T-Platforms is continuing its push into the elite end of the HPC market. On Monday, the company announced a joint venture with a group at the University of Heidelberg to develop a new ultra-fast interconnect for high-end supercomputing. The goal is to bring the technology to market in the form of an ASIC, which can be incorporated into a network interface controller for HPC servers.
The NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) kicked off on Tuesday amid a flurry of news that suggests the GPGPU HPC business is quickly moving into the mainstream. After just four years since the introduction of commercial-grade GPU computing, the technology has become firmly established and is poised to spill out across every application domain that has a need for data-parallel computing.
Russian HPC cluster vendor T-Platforms says it will be adding NVIDIA’s Tesla 20-series (Fermi-class) GPUs into its latest blade offering. According to the company, the GPGPU blade will feature a “very high computing density design along with aggressive power-saving schemes for heterogeneous environments.”
Tom Tabor, publisher of HPCwire and HPC in the Cloud, gives his perspective on SC’10, which just celebrated its 25th year with the biggest turnout yet.
The Moscow State University supercomputer, Lomonosov, has been selected for a high-performance makeover, with the goal of tripling its processing power to achieve petaflop-level performance in 2010. T-Platforms, who developed and manufactured the supercomputer, is the odds-on favorite to lead the project.