Moscow State University upgrades its Lomonosov system with NVidia Tesla GPUs

Moscow State University is upgrading its Lomonosov system with NVidia Tesla GPUs to be one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The upgraded system couples 1,554 NVIDIA Tesla X2070 GPUs with an identical number of quad-core CPUs, delivering an expected 1.3 petaflops of peak performance, placing at number 1 in Russia and amongst the fastest systems in the world.The system is used for research focused on computationally intensive areas such as global climate change, ocean modeling, post-genomic medicine, and galaxy formation.

Supercomputing centers all over the world are looking at ways to increase performance without exceeding power budgets. GPUs deliver high performance per watt, an advantage that is being leveraged across many research centers in Russia including the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics. The Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics uses the computing power of 192 Tesla C2050 GPUs for research in the fields of atomic energy, aircraft building and oil extraction.