X-bit Labs reports Russia's biggest university will receive funding from the Russian government to built obtain a new supercomputer with a performance of more than one petaFLOPS.
If the move is performed, this will put Lomonosov Moscow State University’s supercomputer onto at least second place in the Top 500 list of supercomputers.
"The study regarding techno-economical efficiency of a PetaFLOPS supercomputer based on the ‘Lomonosov’ supercomputer is present. I will put this matter on consideration of the president and the prime minister,” said Boris Gryzlov, the chairman of the Russian parliament, reports Cnews web-site.
At present the Lomonosov is the 12th most powerful supercomputer in the world with max performance of 350.1GigaFLOPS. At present only two supercomputers can boast with performance of excess of one PetaFLOPS – the Jaguar (1.76) and the Roadrunner (1.042), according to the Top 500 list.