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Primeur weekly 2015-04-13

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RSC is the leading Russian supercomputer vendor in the local Top50 list

2 Apr 2015 Moscow - RSC Group, a major developer and system integrator of innovative solutions for HPC and data centres, has increased its share by 80% in the latest edition of the Top50 list of the most powerful supercomputers in Russia and CIS, published on March 31st, 2015. RSC became the leader with 40% portion of Top10 systems and among all Russian HPC vendors in the rating. RSC has 9 supercomputers in the Russian Top50 list - three in Moscow - two at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, JSCC RAS and one at Russian Hydrometeorological Agency, Roshydromet - two in Saint Petersburg at St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, SPbSPU, two in Chelyabinsk at South Ural State University, SUSU, one in Dolgoprudny at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, MIPT, and one in Volgograd at Volgograd State Technical University, VSTU.

The Russian Top50 list contains two new RSC supercomputer systems developed for one of the largest and most innovative Russian data centers at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU). Polytechnic RSC Tornado cluster system made the 3rd place in the rating with a LINPACK performance of 658 Teraflops. The new SPbSPU supercomputer based on the RSC Tornado cluster architecture with direct liquid cooling has a peak performance of 829 Teraflops. It is the first project in Russia and CIS based on the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 server processors.

Polytechnic RSC Tornado includes 712 dual-processor nodes containing 1424 high-performance Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 server processors with 14 cores, 2.6 GHz frequency each, Intel S2600KP and Intel S2600WT server boards for this processor generation, and the latest Intel SSD DC S3500 solid-state drives for enterprise data centres. Resources of this supercomputer are destined not only to solve relevant scientific tasks but also to provide Cloud computing, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and graphical services.

The second part of the new hybrid HPC complex at SPbSPU contains a unique ultra high-density massively-parallel RSC PetaStream system with direct liquid cooling and total performance of 258 Teraflops. Polytechnic RSC PetaStream supercomputer has demonstrated a LINPACK performance of 170.5 Teraflops and has the 8th position in the current edition of the Top50 list. This SPbSPU system developed and produced by RSC specialists in Russia is based on 60-core Intel Xeon Phi 5120D coprocessors and Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 family processors with Intel server boards and Intel SSD DC S3500 solid-state drives for enterprise data centres.

Polytechnic RSC Tornado and Polytechnic RSC PetaStream are combined into a single HPC solution at SPbSPU supercomputer centre with a high-speed Infiniband FDR interconnect network. The total peak performance of this HPC solution is 1.1 Petaflops.

Another new MVS-10P MP supercomputer based on RSC PetaStream massively-parallel architecture with direct liquid cooling has been installed by RSC specialists at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS). It is the first project in Russia and CIS based on high-performance Intel Xeon Phi 7120D coprocessors. The MVS-10P MP supercomputer at JSCC RAS took the 20th place in the new edition of the local Top50 list. MVS-10P MP is based on RSC PetaStream massively-parallel architecture using the following Intel server products: 61-core Intel Xeon Phi 7120D processors, Intel Xeon E5-2600 family processors, Intel server boards and Intel SSD DC S3500 solid-state drives for enterprise data centres.

The new MVS-10P MP system has expanded JSCC RAS computing resources that are still based on MVS-10P supercomputer developed on RSC Tornado cluster architecture with direct liquid cooling. This supercomputer deployed by RSC in 2012 still occupies the 4th position at the local Top50 list. The total peak performance of liquid-cooled RSC supercomputers at JSCC RAS now exceeds 600 Teraflops.

Other RSC systems in the local Top50 list are the RSC Tornado SUSU at the 6th place, another HPC system at SUSU at the 13th position, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) cluster at the 17th place, the RSC Tornado cluster system at Roshydromet at the 37th position, and a system at the Electronics and Computing Department of the Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU) made the 49th place.

It has to be noted that RSC Group became one of the Top10 wordwide supercomputer vendors, according to the latest edition of the TOP500 list. For the first time, the Russian company has achieved the 9th place among the world leading supercomputer vendors after doubling its presence in the TOP500 rating to four systems. RSC Group is leading among the Russian supercomputer vendors with 44% share of all Russian HPC systems in the TOP500 list. Total peak performance of RSC systems in the TOP500 rating has exceeded 2 Petaflops. The current edition of the TOP500 list includes 9 supercomputers from Russia.
Source: RSC Group

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Primeur weekly 2015-04-13

Special

CloudSigma engages in having services built for end users to exploit data available in the public Cloud ...

Companies can benefit from four generic Cloud strategies to enhance their competitive advantage ...

The end of the Netherlands as supercomputer nation? ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. Department of Energy awards $200 million for next-generation supercomputer at its Argonne National Laboratory ...

The Cloud

NASA and IBM rally global developers around space exploration on the IBM Cloud ...

Oracle adds new data integration technologies to enterprise Big Data portfolio ...

IBM helps ecosystem of partners and clients build 'Internet of Things' solutions ...

EuroFlash

Codasip selects SuperTest for validation of application-specific C compilers ...

New CRC Press book provides global overview of high performance computing's industrial impact ...

RSC is the leading Russian supercomputer vendor in the local Top50 list ...

ISC 2015 is now open for advance registration ...

SHAPE Second Call awards 11 innovative projects ...

IBM and Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación celebrate a decade of collaboration ...

A glass fiber that brings light to a standstill ...

Research Organization of Information and Systems signed MoUs with CSC, DSI, and EUDAT ...

New HPC cluster benefiting University of Oxford ...

USFlash

Chancellor helps OSC dedicate Ruby Cluster ...

Celebrating Blue Waters ...

Blue Waters to help researchers tackle ebola ...

Neuromorphic: Rensselaer Researchers To Design the Next-Generation Supercomputer ...

Cosmic debris: Study looks inside the universe's most powerful explosions ...

U.S. scientists celebrate the restart of the Large Hadron Collider ...

UMass Amherst Launches Center for Data Science in major expansion of Big Data research, education and collaboration with industry ...

IBM Research sets new record for tape storage ...