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Primeur weekly 2014-06-02

Special

Interview with Jan Bot and Cristina Aiftimiei about the SURFsara MOOC on-line training on Grid computing ...

Interview with Yuliya Fetyukova and Peter Ittzes about the BioVeL biodiversity portal and Crowd computing ...

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Exascale supercomputing

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Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod officially launched the "Lobachevsky" supercomputer ...

PRACEdays14 concludes with 3 Awards ...

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Sandia gets ready for the computers of the future ...

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Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod officially launched the "Lobachevsky" supercomputer


26 May 2014 Nizhni Novgorod - Deputy Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, Dmitry Svatkovsky; Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Alexander Povalko; Minister of Information Technology, Communications and Mass Media of the Nizhni Novgorod region, Sergei Kuchin; Rector of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Evgeny Chuprunov; and President of UNN and Chairman of the Board of Rectors of the Volga Federal District Roman Strongin participated in the launch ceremony of the "Lobachevsky" supercomputer.

The UNN IT team prepared a special presentation of the "Lobachevsky Supercomputer" project to help the representatives of the government, academia, and mass media understand the importance of the supercomputer for the Nizhni Novgorod Region.

"This supercomputer can be used to perform large-scale and very complex calculations. For example, such calculations are often used in non-linear physics, because nothing can be solved directly in this field of science", stated Evgeny Chuprunov. However, this 580-teraflop computer will primarily be used to solve tasks for biomedicine, biology, as well as for modelling various technical devices.

Alexander Povalko noted that this supercomputer should not be used for some random things. "That's why I like the University of Nizhni Novgorod, because along with the launch of 'Lobachevsky', it has also put together a portfolio of complex tasks for this supercomputer", stated Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Dean of the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of UNN, Viktor Gergel, mentioned that "Lobachevsky" is one the most powerful supercomputers in the world. It will take almost 100 thousand years for the entire population of the Earth to manually do the amount of calculations that "Lobachevsky" can do in a second. Its computational capabilities can be applied for many tasks and can help many researchers in various fields of science.
Source: Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-06-02

Special

Interview with Jan Bot and Cristina Aiftimiei about the SURFsara MOOC on-line training on Grid computing ...

Interview with Yuliya Fetyukova and Peter Ittzes about the BioVeL biodiversity portal and Crowd computing ...

Counting and analyzing butterfly species and their occurrence in Europe with BioVeL ...

Teaching Grid computing in a Massive Open Online Course ...

Exascale supercomputing

20 years of Beowulf: Workshop to honour Thomas Sterling's 65th birthday ...

The Cloud

IBM opens Mainframe Linux and Cloud Center in Beijing ...

EuroFlash

Allinea Software's tools simplify development of High Performance Embedded Computing ...

Allinea DDT adds day-one support for NVIDIA CUDA 6 ...

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod officially launched the "Lobachevsky" supercomputer ...

PRACEdays14 concludes with 3 Awards ...

USFlash

Worldwide server market revenues decreased -2.2% in first quarter as volume server demand improves, according to IDC ...

Fujitsu Awarded Imperial Invention Prize for High-Dimensional Supercomputer Interconnect Technology ...

NEC receives order for SX-ACE vector supercomputer from Tohoku University, Osaka University and the National Institute for Environmental Studies ...

Sandia gets ready for the computers of the future ...

More realistic than ever before: CAST releases beta version of wysiwyg R33 ...

wysiwyg makes light of Macao's 'Rhythm of Life' celebration ...

Silicon Mechanics awards 2014 Research Cluster Grant to Wayne State University ...

Supermicro introduces 1U 32" 12x 3.5" HDD storage solutions ...

Cirrascale launches SM4490D with NexentaStor 4.0, the industry's first enterprise-class Software-Defined Storage solution ...

New University of Colorado study illuminates how cancer-killing gene may actually work ...