Supercomputers and Neurocomputers Research Center

Supercomputers and Neurocomputers Research Center is a high-tech manufacturing enterprise with 20 years history of activity in the field of highly performance technique. It is one of the biggest manufacturers of reconfigurable computer systems on the base of programmable logic arrays (FPGAs) in the Russian Federation. It was created in 1993 and developed from small-scale enterprise to the leading vendor of reconfigurable computer systems in Russia. Now the SRC of supercomputers and neurocomputers is dynamically developing vendor of the most complicated printed circuit boards both in Russia and in Europe. The printed circuit boards designed by scientists of the SRC of supercomputers and neurocomputers are used in supercomputer systems with computing blocks performance which corresponds to the first ten of the most high-performance computers of the world included in TOP-500 list.

Engineering and design solutions of purchased systems, protected by a number of patents, are based on original concept of systems architecture reconfiguring at realizing structural procedural method of parallel calculations organization. The most important operating characteristics of productions – power efficiency and specific performance of the system – exceed the same characteristics of cluster computer systems in 30-50 times and are equal to 9 billion operations per second per one watt and 300 billion fixed point operations in cubic decimeter, respectively.

Production of the SRC of supercomputers and neurocomputers corresponds to the highest quality specifications. The distinctive feature of designed highly performance solutions is an original software complex, which provides easy and simple using of the system.

During the last years the Scientific research centre manufactured series of reconfigurable computer complexes of various purpose and configurations: from small-size accelerators, consisted of not more than 4 FPGA chips, to high-performance complexes, consisted of tens of computer racks and thousands FPGA chips and tens of thousands of processing elements.

Computer systems of the SRC of supercomputers and neurocomputers have unique efficiency of solving applied tasks, cost and mass-dimension characteristics and provide significant advantage in such fields of science and industry as new drugs design, symbolic processing of data bulks, monitoring of global computer networks and communication systems, simulation of physical processes, etc.

Due to high real performance reconfigurable computer systems of the SRC of supercomputers and neurocomputers may be used in those national objects which do not allow usage of bulky cluster systems: in remote objects of industrious, transport and special infrastructure, in onboard systems for new effective solving of scientific and technical and practical problems.

Consumers of our products are enterprises and organizations which realize complex systems engineering and simulation, ventures of scientific and technical field and high tech.

The developments of Scientific Research Centre of supercomputers and neurocomputers were awarded on various international and Russian core exhibitions and shows.

 

NEWS

June 21, 2019

It’s always heartening to see hard-earned results. This time spirit of conquest prevailed at master’s thesis defense!

10 our heroes – graduating students had brilliantly defended the results of their research works on the 21st of June, 2019.

It is worth pointing out a very high level of the presented works. The majority of dissertations can become a base for future research for Candidate or Doctoral degrees.

The qualifying commission found some difficulties in evaluation of the presented research works. The result is the following: two “good” and all the rest – “excellent”.

With feelings of deep joy and great pride, we would like to tell, that four graduates have become employees of SRC SC & NC!

Congratulations!

We wish you success and courage to fight through every hardship!

June 5–7, 2019

The annual seminar “Status and prospects of reconfigurable computer systems development” was held in SRC of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers. Advanced hardware and software designs of our scientific-research centre were presented at the seminar.

There were presented several reports concerning problems of the hardware area:

1. Reconfigurable computer systems with liquid cooling: status, new architectural solutions and prospects. Reconfigurable computational block “Arktur”, based on Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs.

2. A family of reconfigurable computers “Tertius”: architecture and solution of applied tasks.

3. A control module (a motherboard) “Shlem” on the base of Intel processor.

There were presented several reports concerning problems of the software area:

1. New solutions in the RCS system software.

2. SET@L: a language of architecture independent programming.

3. An RCS monitoring system, based on REST-architecture.

A new parallelizing compiler of the C-language for RCS was presented. Besides, new computational modules and blocks of reconfigurable computer complexes produced by SRC SC & NC were demonstrated. Besides, new computational modules and blocks of reconfigurable computer complexes produced by SRC SC & NC were presented. The reports and products had attracted great interest, and provoked discussion of production problems.


 

December, 2018

The team of Scientific research centre of supercomputers and neurocomputers has designed a desktop reconfigurable computer (DRC) “Tertius 2”, intended for solution of computationally intensive tasks such as digital signal processing, symbolic processing, mathematical physics, modeling and simulation experiments, linear algebra, etc. The board of DRC “Tertius 2” contains 8 Kintex UltraScale XCKU095 FPGAs. It provides the high performance (5 TFlops) of the computational field at low power consumption (1 kW). The DRC is series-produced.

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