20 Sep 2011 Moscow - T-Platforms Company's supercomputing solutions included in the new edition of the Russian Top50 ranking implement 47 percent of the total computing power of all represented systems, which brings the company into an undisputed leader position in the list. With its performance increased up to 1.3 Petaflop/s, Lomonosov Supercomputer also confirmed its leading position in the ranking by a wide margin from the closest rival.
At the conference named: "Online Scientific Service: Exaflop Future", the 15th edition of Top50 ranking of the most powerful computers in Russia and CIS was announced. Lomonosov high-performance system, which occupies the 13th line in the Top500 world ranking, maintained the leading position in the list.
"Our position in the national supercomputer market is steadily rising, which has been confirmed by the Top50 rating once again. If in the previous edition T-Platforms solutions share was only 34 percent of the overall represented systems performance, then now this figure has risen to 47 percent, which significantly exceeds the computing power of largest Western rivals", stated Vsevolod Opanasenko, CEO of T -Platforms. "This is an indication of the competitiveness of our solutions and constantly increasing competence level of our engineers", he added.
The leader of the ranking, Lomonosov Supercomputer was renovated in 2011 to cope with the large number of demanding scientific research projects carried out by orders of the largest government and commercial customers. Today, more than 250 research groups representing all the key departments of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University use the MSU Supercomputer Center's capabilities. The main areas of research based on high-performance computing systems include magneto-hydrodynamics, hydro- and aerodynamics, quantum chemistry, exploration, computer modelling of drugs, and nanotechnology, just to name only a few.
In addition to Lomonosov Supercomputer, the latest edition of the Top50 list includes other systems developed by T-Platforms. Thus, SKIF Cyberia computer system with a peak performance of 62 teraflops, installed at the Tomsk State University, is in the top 10. After the upgrading in 2011, this computer system has become a performance leader among all supercomputers behind the Urals and third among supercomputer clusters installed in the Russian scientific centres.