Russia’s new supercomputer installed at Peoples’ Friendship University

"T-Platforms ‘built a computing cluster for the Russian University of Peoples’ Friendship

  • Supercomputer "MSU Chebyshev" produced by "T platform"
  • Supercomputer "MSU Chebyshev" produced by "T platform"

The company "T-Platforms", international supercomputer developer and supplier of a complete range of solutions and services for high-performance computing, announced the completion of the project to create a high-performance computing system commissioned by the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University (University).

Peoples‘ Friendship University — classic university with more than 50-year history of the training of professionals in Russia and abroad. The University carries out research activities in 19 key areas. Currently, People’s Friendship University is actively involved in the development of new technologies and products for the traditional sectors of the economy and in the implementation of innovations in various fields of knowledge. As the technological base of this work will be applied computer system, developed by the "T-Platforms." The main users of computing resources supercomputer will chair the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University.

Peoples’ Friendship University Supercomputer will be used to solve problems of various types which require calculation of the matrix exponential extremely large matrices, as well as for quantum chemistry and quantum computing field — for example, such as research related to the study of the characteristics of graphene. Because of their unique electrical and mechanical properties of graphene, discovered in 2010 the Nobel Prize winners Konstantin Novoselov and Andrey Geim, is now regarded as one of the most promising materials for the aerospace industry and microelectronics. Replacing the carbon fibers in composite materials to graphene will create a light aircraft and space satellites, as well as a much more compact and efficient integrated circuits.

In the study of graphene, it is produced in two main ways: by using the procedure of lifting, or a single-layer crystal by increasing the "seed." The resulting film has a thickness graphene atom is extremely unstable and therefore it has to record analysis in solution or adhered to the special surface. However, solutions used for this purpose and with its own surface characteristics difficult to study its physico-chemical properties. Therefore, calculations on a supercomputer today are almost the only way to study graphene, which gives the most relevant results.

"The staff of our university is working on a variety of research projects in various fields of science, including physics, plasma chemistry, optics, and many other disciplines, — says Dmitry Kulyabov, associate professor of the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics. — With the implementation of some of them, we used the resources of high-performance computing systems. Because of this we can consistently obtain high in the current period, which would be impossible in the course of field studies. Commissioning own supercomputer RUDN increase the availability of computing resources to our experts and will help to expand the range of solved scientific and practical problems. "

The basis of the cluster with a peak performance of 3.33 teraflops system was T-Platforms V-Class. The chassis is equipped with V5000 computing nodes V200F2 processor-based Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2670 graphics accelerators and NVIDIA Tesla ™ M2090. Engineers ‘T-Platforms’ carried out the installation and configuration of the cluster, as well as the modernization of existing engineering infrastructure of the university.

"One of the tasks, which is designed to solve a system developed for the People’s Friendship University, is the study of graphene — said Vsevolod Opanasenko, CEO of the" T-Platforms. " — According to the scientists who study this stuff, it can be the basis of microwave integrated circuits of a new generation. These studies are important for the global semiconductor industry, opening up new horizons for the development of HPC-industry and our company in particular. "

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