JINR computer cluster opened at INP of Uzbekistan

Media, 10 October 2022

On 8 October, a cloud computer cluster was launched at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in cooperation with JINR. The cluster enables the integration of the INP AS RUz into the JINR computing network for resource demanding calculations.

The cloud computer cluster at the INP AS RUz was the first in the Republic of Uzbekistan to be included in the JINR distributed information and computing system. It was created in cooperation with JINR specialists, namely the Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technologies. MLIT staff members launched necessary servers and integrated them into the JINR computing network. The cluster will make complex calculations even faster and provide highly accurate results for scientific research. From now on, INP AS RUz scientists will be able to request cluster capacity for scientific work and participate in calculations for such JINR megascience projects as NICA and Baikal-GVD.

“Now uzbek physicists have the opportunity to get very quick and easy access to data not only from JINR experiments, but also from the Large Hadron Collider. It is a full-fledged computing network. On the one hand, you become users of this data. On the other hand, our main task is to ensure that scientific organizations of Uzbekistan become part of this network for both calculations and their own tasks, which they will be able to solve not only at their own cluster, but also using capacities of computing centres of the JINR Member States,” JINR Director Grigory Trubnikov said at the opening ceremony.

This is only the beginning of the cooperation between JINR and the INP AS RUz in the field of information technologies. In the future, similar clusters will be organized in other institutes of the AS RUz, which will make it possible to gradually increase the computing capacity of the created cluster.

“This is the first step, which will allow a large set of works to be carried out in the research directions of the Institute of Nuclear Physics AS RUz. We do not plan to stop there – other areas, such as biophysics and nuclear medicine, are ahead of us,” MLIT JINR Director Vladimir Korenkov noted in his speech.

During the meeting dedicated to the opening of the cloud computer cluster, President of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences Bekhzod Yuldashev presented JINR Director Grigory Trubnikov with the Samarali Faoliyati Uchun badge (for productive activities) of the Institute of Nuclear Physics for his services in developing cooperation between the two organizations.

The opening of the cloud computer cluster took place during the visit of the JINR Representatives to Uzbekistan from 4 to 8 October. The JINR delegation visited scientific and higher educational institutions in Uzbekistan as part of the visit programme. During the visit to the country, cooperation agreements were signed with the National University of Uzbekistan, the Tashkent State Technical University, and the Namangan Institute of Engineering and Technology. The JINR Representatives also took part in the Physics – 2022 Forum in Namangan on 4 and 5 October.