Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia plans to soon install several new supercomputers across Russia, improving the status quo in which Russian supercomputerdevelopment lags behind that of China and the United States, According to a report on the Website of Newsweek. During a recent visit to the Cherepovs Institute of Chemical Technology, Putin said Russia plans to expand the size of a high-tech network of supercomputers and data centers that will no longer be limited to the capital, Moscow.
The analysis shows that China has 228 of the world’s top 500 supercomputers, the United States has 117, and Russia has only three.
The proposal to expand The Russian supercomputer infrastructure was put forward by Andrey Yuchenko, director of the Institute of Computing Technology of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
Yuchenko suggested building a “two-tier” system. “We should build a strong network of supercomputing centres, not only in Moscow, but also in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Vladivostok,” he said. Of course, Russia needs not only super-powerful supercomputer centers, but also a second tier, which should be used in the Tomsk, Tyumen, Khabarovsk and Yekaterinburg regions to be the base for building a network of ‘data factories’. “
Mr Putin said he agreed to the multi-tiered system scheme, but regulators needed to evaluate them. “There is a need to increase capacity and establish communication systems between these centres and distribute these data plants equally”.
Russia’s number one “Christofari” supercomputer is reported to be ranked 29th in the global supercomputer 500 list, while the country’s second-ranked “Lomonosov-2” is now located at Moscow State University The third place is linked to the Computing Centre of the Hydrometeorological and Environmental Monitoring Agency of the Russian Federation, located in the capital.
Russia’s latest “Zhores” supercomputer was unveiled at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in January last year. “‘Joles’ is Russia’s first gigabit energy-efficient supercomputer dedicated to the field of artificial intelligence, which will help Russian researchers in digital medicine, The Internet of Things, precision agriculture, image processing, new drug processing, smart cities, measurement technology maintenance, Breakthroughs have been made in photonology and in the search for sources of X-rays and gamma rays. “
Originaltitle: Russia plans to build a super-computer network to improve the status quo in China and the United States