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Novosibirsk’s Supercomputer Center helps geneticists and geophysicists alike

The Supercomputer Center in Novosibirsk’s Academgorodok, in Siberia, helps solve a wide range of research problems, from genetics to geophysics, portal RF Science and Technology reported.

Set up more than ten years ago, the Center has had its peak capacity boosted since 2009 from 7.1 teraflops to 116 teraflops. Plans are to further increase it two years from now to 170 teraflops.

One teraflops is a supercomputer’s ability to process one trillion FLOPS (floating point operations per second).

To solve problems, a reported 576 Intel Xeon Å5450/E5540/X5670 processors (2,688 kernels), 80 CPU (X5670) processors (480 kernels), and 120 GPU – Tesla M 2090 processors (61,440 kernels) are used.

The Supercomputer Center has about 160 users, mostly from Novosibirsk’s 19 academic research institutes and three universities. About 10% of the supercomputer’s operation time is reportedly spent on education, while the rest is scientific research. 

2013-09-26, Marchmont News.


Keywords: supercomputers, science, genetics, Novosibirsk Region

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