Moscow State University Unveils 400 Petflop Supercomputer for AI

Moscow State University named after Lomonosov has introduced a new supercomputer, the Moscow State University-270, at the faculty of computational mathematics and cybernetics. The main purpose of this high-powered system is to facilitate research in the field of artificial intelligence.

The computing power of the MSU-270 is an impressive 400 petaflops per second, surpassing previous models of supercomputers from the university. For instance, the Lomonosov supercomputer had a capacity of 1.7 petflops. The new system incorporates 100 modern graphic accelerators and introduces innovative mechanisms for energy supply, cooling, and communication.

The dean of the faculty, Igor Sokolov, stated that the supercomputer will play a crucial role in the academic program for training AI specialists. He said, “Our faculty offers one of the best academic training programs for AI specialists in the world. We have analyzed global advancements in this field and our students gain a solid foundation of knowledge that will enable them to develop cutting-edge AI tools.”

In addition to its contributions to AI studies, the system will also prove valuable in various scientific disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.

This development is part of Moscow State University’s long-term plan for development until 2030, which aims to strengthen Russia’s research potential. Incorporating the supercomputer into the network of scientific supercomputer centers across the country further enhances its significance at the national level.

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