At the International Conference “Russian Supercomputing Days”

News, 25 October 2019

On 23 – 24 September 2019, the 5th International Conference “Russian Supercomputing Days” was held in Moscow dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding Russian mathematician Academician V. V. Voevodin who made a valuable contribution to the parallel computing theory and the development of supercomputing technologies. Director of the Laboratory of Information Technologies JINR Prof. Vladimir Korenkov was a member of the programme and organizing committees of the Conference.

According to organizers, more than 400 people from various countries registered for the Conference. Participants discussed the software and hardware design, solving large tasks, application of supercomputing technologies in industry, exaflop computing issues, supercomputing education, methods of big data processing and many other topics.

Two days of the Conference were full of supercomputing events: there were scientific sections, an exhibition, seminars, workshops, round tables. The Conference catered to the interests of a wide range of representatives from science, industry, business, education, government, and students – anyone connected to the development or the use of supercomputing technologies.

Leading specialists famous in the fields of the development and software design for supercomputers were invited to participate. Among them, there was Head of the LIT Sector of Algebraic and Quantum Computing Prof. Vladimir Gerdt who made a report “Quantum information technologies: current status and prospects of their applications”.

On 23 September, the seminar “Instrumentation and technologies for the efficient operation of supercomputing centres” was held at which the report “Monitoring system of MICC” was presented by the working group of A. S. Bulatov, Yu. A. Butenko, I. A. Kashunin, N. A. Kutovsky (LIT JINR), M. Vala (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia).

The 31st edition of Top50 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the CIS was announced on the first day of the conference in which the “SKYLAKE” segment of the “Govorun” supercomputer won the 10th place and its “DGX segment” became the 17th.

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