Multicore processor will be adopted

The army wants to get a supercomputer that provides 150 billion operations per second.

The microprocessor is developed mainly for use in the composition of the detection, both radar and sonar. It is also planned to use it in computer systems for simulating tests of weapons systems of the new generation.

Profit of the future developer is determined by the technical task in 15%, which is 98,8 million rubles.

- It will be a supercomputer at a very high technological level, - says Andrei Mitrofanov, spokesman for T-platforms. - The performance of the 150 Gflops processor is a very good indicator. The computational nodes that we use in ourselves support such performance and even more, but it is achieved through the operation of several microprocessors. Here we are talking about achieving this result with just one. At the same time, there may be dozens of such processors in the final machine.

The “Lomonosov” computer installed at the MSU Research Computing Center is considered to be the absolute champion in power among Russian supercomputers. The peak power of the machine is 1373.06 Tflop (1373 trillion operations per second), which is achieved through the use of 33072 cores.

All the "super" in the Russian industry can be divided into two categories. The first in the long term can lead to the emergence of something new, innovative. For example, cancer and HIV drugs are modeled on a supercomputer at Moscow State University. The rest provide practical research for large companies. They conduct advanced research, such as the study of deposits of minerals, ore and oil and gas fields.

In this case, we are talking about creating a machine capable of supporting the work of high-tech equipment.

- What took earlier than a decade or years can be done on a supercomputer in a month or six months. “All models of something new, be it an airplane or a complex detail, are always first modeled on a computer,” says Mitrofanov. - At the beginning of the development of new shelves, when there is an active research process, the use of supercomputers reduces the budget dozens or even hundreds of times.

In the aircraft industry, the use of their “super” allows such giants as Boeing and “Dry” not to create a dozen prototypes, but to create a computer 3D model and adjust it as the research goes, Mitrofanov notes. As a result, research and design activities are optimized, and the time and cost of work are significantly reduced.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade was unable to promptly comment on the order for the development of a supermicroprocessor. Nevertheless, in the technical specifications of the ministry it is indicated that the need for a product for the first year after the completion of the development work will amount to 1 thousand. In the third year after the end - 100 thousand. The price of a serial microprocessor should be no more than 9 thousand rubles.
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  1. lightforcer
    lightforcer 25 October 2011 10: 38 New
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    Skynet adopted.
    1. Tjumenec72
      Tjumenec72 25 October 2011 15: 30 New
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      Well, there is a big difference from skynet, this is a big calculator)
      ... although there is a theory about electromagnetic fields ...
  2. Ion coaelung
    Ion coaelung 25 October 2011 10: 40 New
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    And once, about 100 years ago there were mechanical calculators ... I wonder what the military will model on such machines?
  3. danilatrg 25 October 2011 11: 29 New
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    Good news. Not themselves, so even the military will force them to enter the high-tech market.
  4. zczczc
    zczczc 25 October 2011 13: 38 New
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    The author in Izvestia himself understood what he wrote? It clearly does not follow from the text that the army is buying a supercomputer for microprocessor development. You can only guess about this.
  5. SIA
    SIA 25 October 2011 15: 40 New
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    Well, at least they will play CounterStrike, on a grid, without brakes. wink
  6. Anatoliy
    Anatoliy 25 October 2011 17: 04 New
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    Recent years have been characterized by a powerful impetus in the development of supercomputers in Russia. The TOP-500 world supercomputers are compiled annually, and before Russia took places after 200 and 300. The Lomonosov supercomputer, which started from 12th place, became a breakthrough. In March 2011, a new super-powerful supercomputer was commissioned in Sarov (transferred to the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Federal Nuclear Center - All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics). A significant part of the computing resources of supercomputers has been allocated to enterprises in high-tech industries (aviation, nuclear, space, automotive - that is, this supercomputer is already de facto working in the interests of the Ministry of Defense.
  7. APASUS 25 October 2011 18: 52 New
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    Processor Performance 150 Gflops

    I can’t believe it! Our Defense Ministry began to move in the right direction!
  8. Nick 25 October 2011 20: 58 New
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    God grant that this was true, and not the election campaign of EP.