Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Launched the most powerful supercomputer in Siberia.

In the Siberian Supercomputer Center, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (SSKTS) put into operation a new computing cluster NCC-30T with a capacity of 4.8 teraflops, transmits "Interfax". A cluster based on Intel Xeon 5450 platform, increased the productivity of local supercomputer to 6 teraflops, making the latter the most powerful in Siberia.
Starting cluster held the governor of Novosibirsk region Viktor Tolokonskaya 8 April. The first task of a supercomputer will be the calculation of cellular automaton model of the formation of a cumulative jet with facings of nanocrystalline powders of tungsten.
Superior supercomputer took 25 place on the computing power in the top 50 ranking of supercomputers CIS. Until the end of the year its capacity will double by the end of 2010 it will be brought up to 30 teraflops. In the long run, productivity will grow up to 100 teraflops. The cost of the new cluster are not reported.
It should be noted that 6 teraflops - a relatively small capacity for a supercomputer. Indeed, AMD still a corporation in 2008 released a specially designed solution for computing FireStream 9250 worth less than a thousand dollars with a capacity of more than one teraflopsa. Technically possible to combine the four FireStream 9250, reaching a performance in about five teraflops.
Competitor AMD, the corporation Nvidia, since the end of 2008, producing the so-called personal computers, which are used for computing solutions Tesla. The cost of such a computer that has a capacity of two teraflops, is about 10 thousand dollars.
As a budget solution for the creation of productive supercomputer is also sometimes used in game consoles Sony PlayStation 3 with high computing power and standing in the United States about four hundred dollars. Thus, the known system of 336 prefixes, the overall performance of 53 teraflops of.

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