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New Belarus-Russian Union State programme on SKIF supercomputers possible in 2014

21 Oct 2013 Minsk - A new Union State programme on supercomputers under the tentative name SKIF Nedra may be launched in 2014, according to Sergei Abramov, Director of the Programme Systems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, at the session of the Commission for Economic Policy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia on 21 October, 2013.

Sergei Abramov stated: "The SKIF Nedra programme has been written. The concept of the programme has been approved by the Union State Council of Ministers. The text of the programme is fully ready. The agreement process is nearly over. I hope that the programme may be and should be launched in 2014. The Belarusian side has the same view." He explained that the programme envisages the development of software and hardware solutions for industries related to mineral deposits.

Speaking about the SKIF Grid programme that has been carried out in the past, Sergei Abramov said that several supercomputers in Russia and Belarus had been developed. "It is quite a large number of hardware devices, a huge software complex", stated the scientists. The developers tried to apply all the results not only in science and education but in real economy, too, in other words for concrete enterprises of the two countries. Moreover, by using additional funds outside the programme's framework the scientists created several other supercomputers. All in all, 45 results of intellectual efforts were registered.

"It is important to mention immaterial results. The programme involved about 100-150 people from Belarus and 300-350 people from Russia", stated Sergei Abramov. In his words, they managed to create a good scientific team. Sergei Abramov underlined that the supercomputer project had worked virtually as a business incubator: "The intellectual advance has been used to develop various companies."

A considerable increase in Belarus and Russia's share in the world's computing power was registered during the course of the SKIF supercomputer programme. The share dropped in between the programmes. "The power was not generated by Union State money only. It was a catalyst. Once the SKIF scientists got the ball rolling, everyone else tried to keep up", stated Sergei Abramov. He added that the interval between the programmes, which is virtually three years long now, results in material losses and the loss of team spirit. Nevertheless, the scientist's view is positive and he sees great prospects for continuing the supercomputer programmes.

In his words, the development of proprietary software was one of the most precious elements of the programmes. He pointed out that, for instance, in Russia some companies specializing in the extraction of natural resources use Western software, which is not so good from the point of view of national security. "Russian and Belarusian mathematics is as good as the Western one", noted Sergei Abramov.

Deputy Director General of the United Informatics Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Viktor Alyushkevich agreed with his colleague. He said that the new programme can be launched next year. He added that the supercomputer project had allowed using certain results at Minsk Motor Plant and Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant. There are plans to deploy a relevant grid segment for the Belarusian tire industry soon, said the scientist.
Source: Russian Academy of Sciences

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-28

Special

Both citizens and scientific communities to benifit from Desktop Grid technology within the IDGF-SP project ...

Desktop Grids technically integrated into wider Grid and Cloud infrastructure for scientific computing ...

Users are now able to build their own Desktop Grid infrastructure in the Cloud ...

Exascale supercomputing

Indiana University Center scores funds for exascale supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Innovative HPC-in-the-Cloud service for China enabled by Bright Cluster Manager ...

City of Rotterdam selects Oracle HCM Cloud to help reduce costs, automate HR processes and improve HR activities ...

HP Aurasma boosts scalability and performance for augmented reality with HP Cloud ...

eMeter, a Siemens Business, provides real-time access to data analytics in the Cloud ...

Oracle buys BigMachines ...

IBM opens Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. ...

EuroFlash

Notre Dame scales up HPC with Allinea Software's tools ...

ZIB and Intel have established a research centre for many-core high performance computing in Berlin ...

ZIB successfully concluded Phase I of the acceptance test of the HLRN-III Cray supercomputer ...

AMS-IX exceeds 10 Tb/s of connected capacity ...

Saarbrücken physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible ...

New Belarus-Russian Union State programme on SKIF supercomputers possible in 2014 ...

USFlash

Univa completes acquisition of Grid Engine assets, becoming the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine software ...

Fusion-io expands relationship with Fujitsu worldwide to accelerate PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers ...

New IDC worldwide HPC end-user study identifies latest trends in high performance computing usage and spending ...

BP opens new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research ...

New explanation for star formation: Computer simulations to provide physical explanation for Larson's Laws ...

SGI launches portfolio of new solutions to enable Big Data innovations and big breakthroughs ...

SGI empowers enterprises with Big Data innovations for big results ...

Game-changing classroom opens in library at Clemson University ...

IBM licenses new ARM technology for custom chips aimed at networking and communications ...

Oracle licenses VMware vSphere storage APIs for Oracle storage ...

NIST/JQI team gets the edge on photon transport in silicon ...

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path ...