News

October 27th, 2017

On 27 October, 2017, we gave a special tour of SRC SC & NC for students. This traditional event was a part of the Academic Mobility Week. We were pleased to note the following. In addition to the first-year master students from the Department of Intelligent and Multiprocessor Systems, the company was visited by the first-year bachelor students from the Academy for Engineering and Technology of SFedU and students from the Polytechnic Institute of DSTU in Taganrog. Our guests attended the head office and production facility with the great interest. Students were attracted by our latest developments, including the high-performance computational module with a liquid cooling. It should be noted that the aforementioned device has no counterparts in Europe. In addition, young visitors were impressed by the operation of the printed circuit board (PCB) mounting sector located in the production building of SRC SC & NC. Advanced manufacturing technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, and wide experience of the staff provide the high quality of assembling. Our specialists use the surface-mount technology (SMT) for the automatic mounting of different components (from 0201 to ball grid arrays (BGAs) with 1700 pins) on multilayer PCBs. We hope that our young visitors will become the employees of SRC SC & NC in the near future!

October 5th, 2017

On 5 October, 2017, Sergey A. Stepanenko, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the chief research of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center – All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC–VNIIEF), delivered a lecture for the first-year master students from the Department of Intelligent and Multiprocessor Systems (the base department of SRC SC & NC). The topic of the lecture was “Scalable Extrapolation Platform of Exascale Supercomputer”. This event was very interesting for the listeners. They asked Sergey Alexandrovich some questions and got informative answers.

 

October 5th, 2017

On 5 October, 2017, SRC SC & NC was visited by the representatives of the “ELCUS Electronic Company” and the Russian Federal Nuclear Center – All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC–VNIIEF). The guests graduated from the Taganrog Institute of Radio Engineering. We acquainted them with modern developments, production facilities, and base department of SRC SC & NC. The products of our company aroused great interest and provoked discussion.

 

July 14th, 2017

The scientific team of SRC SC & NC has designed and produced an original motherboard based on Intel Skylake ® (Core I5-6300U) processor for a computational block with liquid cooling system. The computational block has no analogs among European products. The computational block has a complex multicomponent design. The motherboard is immersed into the case of the computational module filled with a cooling agent. The board consists of 18 layers. Such design proves complexity of its production. The minimum size of the motherboard is 490х109.7 mm.

June 23rd, 2017

A guest of honour – Mikhail Aslanovitch Pogosyan, rector of Moscow Aviation Institute, ex-president of Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC) - had visited our Scientific Research Centre.

During his visit, Mikhail Aslanovitch saw computer systems produced in our centre, visited Department of Intelligent and Multiprocessor Systems. Possibilities of cooperation in the area of education and science for our company and MAI were discussed.

June 20th, 2017


First Master projects (the direction “Applied mathematics for high-performance computer systems”) were defended at the department “Intelligent and Multiprocessor Systems”.

We congratulate all master students with completion of their study and wish them further success in scientific and labor activity!


May 31st – June 02nd, 2017

The seminar “Status and prospect 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.
During the seminar we had discussed problems of RCS hardware and software and presented designs of our scientific research centre.
There were presented several reports concerning problems of the hardware area:
- “Reconfigurable computer systems with liquid cooling: status, new architectural solutions and prospects” by Ilya I. Levin;
- “Liquid cooling system of advanced RCS based on Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs” by Alexander M. Fedorov;
- “Prospects of application of Xilinx UltraScale+ FGPAs for implementation of applications” by Yuri I. Doronchenko and Dmitry A. Sorokin.
There were presented several reports concerning problems of the software area:
- “New solutions in the RCS system software” by Ilya I. Levin;
- “Tools for monitoring of RCS parameters” by Zakhar V. Kalyaev;
- “Parallelizing C-compiler for RCS” by Alexey I. Dordopulo and Vyacheslav A. Gudkov.
Besides, new computational modules and blocks of reconfigurable computer complexes produced by SRC SC & NC were presented. The presented reports and products had attracted great interest, and provoked discussion of production problems.

October 24th-28th, 2016


During the week of academic mobility, held in SFU, we gave our students a tour around our scientific centre. Young specialists visited our production area and the office building, and observed modern approaches of assembly and production of high-performance equipment. 26 students took part in the tour: our first-year master students, post-graduate students and even 7 first-year bachelor students. Everybody liked the tour! We are looking for young specialists!

We congratulate

Alla V. Nikitina

with receiving the scientific degree of Doctor of Sciences!
(speciality 05.13.18  – Mathematical modelling, numerical methods and software complexes)
We wish you further professional success and achievements, happiness and health, mutual understanding and patience, to be full of strength and inspiration!


September 19th-24th, 2016

The 4th All-Russian scientific and technical conference “Supercomputer technologies-2016” was held in the sanatorium “Golubaya Dal” on September 19-24, 2016. The aim of the conference was to unite efforts of Russian scientists in development of fundamental research and applications in the area of supercomputer technologies and their practical use in various domains of human activity.

 

Scientists of Scientific Research Centre of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers, Scientific Research Institute of Multiprocessor Computer Systems (Southern Federal University, Taganrog) and Academy of Engineering and Technology (Southern Federal University, Taganrog) presented their reports at the conference.

The papers of the scientists of SRC SC & NC attracted attention and interest.

June 29th – July 2nd, 2016

In the Scientific Research Centre of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers a seminar “The next-generation reconfigurable computer systems based on Virtex UltraScale FPGAs” was held. The program of the seminar consisted of reports concerning leading firmware developments of the SRC SC&NC.

 

Problems of liquid cooling of reconfigurable computer systems were considered during this seminar. Ilya I. Levin presented the report “Reconfigurable computer systems with liquid cooling: conditions and prospects” concerning design and development results of the SRI. Alexander M. Fedorov presented his report “Elements of a liquid cooling system of next-generation RCS based on UltraScale FPGAs” in addition to the report of Ilya I. Levin. Besides, Boris F. Tsvetkov told about prospects of design of mother boards for RCS on the basis of the Scientific Research Centre. Evgeniy A. Semernikov told about RCS application for solving of DSP-problems.

Reports of Alexey I. Dordopulo “Programming of RCS and hybrid computer systems using a high-level language”, Zakhar V. Kalyaev “Control system of reconfigurable computer complexes”, and Andrey V. Pelipets “Solution of problems of linear algebra on RCS” covered several problems

June 2016

In this year 5 master students of the department “Intelligent and Multiprocessor systems” (the basic department of the Scientific Research Centre of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers) successfully defended their master theses. We wish them further success!

June 27th 2016

A manual “Reconfigurable Computer Systems” (V.F. Guzik, I.A. Kalyaev, I.I. Levin) was published by Southern Federal University and Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The manual is devoted to a promising direction of development of supercomputer technologies – reconfigurable computer systems. The main idea is to allow the user to adjust (to configure) the architecture of the supercomputer according to the structure of the solving task.

Owing to such approach it is possible to achieve high real performance of the computer system, close to the peak one, and its linear growth with increasing of hardware resource of the FPGA computation field.

 

The manual is intended for students, post-graduate students and engineers of high-performance design and application for solution of computationally laborious tasks. The manual is included into a series “Supercomputer education”.

April 20th, 2016

On the base of the department of intelligent and multiprocessor systems of Southern Federal University and basic departments of Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SSC RAS) the 12th annual scientific conference of students and post-graduate students of basic departments was held.

12 reports of master and post-graduate students of the basic department “Intelligent and multiprocessor systems” (Southern Federal University) were selected among all reports submitted for the workshop. 10 reports were delivered during the workshop. 16 persons attended the workshop.

Prize-winning reports of the workshop were selected separately for master student and for post-graduate students (the 1st and the 2nd places).

The workshop jury selected the prize-winning reports as follows:

Among master students:
1st place
Was not awarded.
2nd place
Ivan A. Sokortov. Mathematical simulation of spreading of wave processes.
Among post-graduate students:
1st place
Alena A. Semenyakina.
Mathematical model of oil-product transport
Andrey V. Tchkan.
A method of qualifying search of iterations with scaling in FFT-algorithms with time and frequency decimation for fixed-point data

The prize-winners of the workshop were awarded with honorary letters and gifts.

March 28th – April 1st (2016)

On the X international scientific conference “Parallel Computational Technologies (PaCT’16)” Alexey I. Dordopulo, the head of the department of mathematical and algorithmic software, presented results, that were achieved by the scientific team of Scientific Research Centre of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers. The results concern design of a reconfigurable computer system with liquid cooling based on Virtex UltraScale FPGAs and FPGAs of the next families.

The principal component of modular implementation of open loop immersion liquid cooling system of electronic components of computer systems is a 3U reconfigurable computational module of a new generation. The computational module consists of a computational section, a heat exchange section, a case, a pump, a heat-exchanger and a fitting. In the case, which is the base of the computational section, a hermetic container filled with dielectric cooling liquid is placed. The container contains electronic devices with components, that generate heat during functioning. So, the printed circuit boards of the computational modules (12-16 boards) with 8 Kintex UltraScale XCKU095 FPGAs each, control boards, RAM, power supply blocks, storage devices, daughter boards and other components of computational sections are cooled by the heat-transfer agent. The computational section is covered by a top cover.

As the heat-transfer agent a special oil with reduced viscosity MD-4.5 is used. This oil has rather high heat capacity of about 1.666 kJ/(kg·K) and the low coefficient of volume extension, the  electric strength of 280 MV/m and the specific resistance of 2.2×1012 Om.

Besides the unique reconfigurable computer system with liquid cooling, several software solutions, such as methods of performance reduction, were presented. The methods of performance reduction are the basis of the developed technology of resource-independent programming of hybrid computer systems that contain reconfigurable and microprocessor computational nodes.

The materials of the reports attracted great interest. As a result, a paper was published in the on-line magazine SERVERNEWS, which is devoted to innovations of supercomputer industry.

December 30, 2015

As a result of cooperation with the Southern Federal University the department of Intellectual and Multiprocessor Computer Systems (IMS) has become a base department of SCR SC & NC Co Ltd. Its main activity is training of highly qualified specialists in the domain of formware of high performance computer complexes. The specialists of the educational department of SCR SC & NC Co Ltd deliver lectures of new specialized courses of supercomputer programming.

Doctor of Technical Science, Professor Ilya I. Levin has become the head of the department of Intellectual and Multiprocessor Computer Systems of the Institute of Computer Technologies and Information Security of the Engineering Technological Academy of the Southern Federal University.

At present the application master program in the program of study 01.04.02 “Applied mathematics and information” is implemented in the IMS department. The IMS department prepares postgraduate students in the program of study 09.06.01 “Informatics and Computers” and doctoral students in the programs of study 05.13.11 “Mathematical and software of computers, complexes and networks” and 05.13.18 “Mathematical modeling, numerical methods and software complexes”.

 

November, 2015

New assembly shop and storage facilities of end production were put into operation in the industrial building of SRC SC & NC Co Ltd

The following sectors are equipped in the assembly shop:   Mechanical;    Assembly;   Preparation;      Adjustment;     Packing of end products.

In the mechanical sector we can transform details and product cases to conditions of using in customer facilities. All manufactured products are transferred to the storage facilities of end production after packing. Owning to the installed equipment of the assembly shop we can perform full operation cycle of assembling, testing, adjusting and packing of advanced technology products, manufactured by SRC SC & NC Co Ltd.

 

 

July 6-7, 2015

A mounting sector of printed circuit boards which are placed in manufacturing building of SRC SC & NC Co Ltd has begun to work. This sector consists of two technological areas: a surface mounting area and an output mounting area. Owing to use of progressive technologies, modern equipment and great experience our specialists can install printed circuit boards according to SMT technology (surface mount technology) using components from 0201 to BGA (Ball grid array) with 1700 outputs and providing high installation quality.

 

July 1-3, 2015

The seminar “The state and prospects of designed of reconfigurable computer systems based on FPGAs” was held in “Scientific Research Center of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers” Co Ltd. A computational module with a liquid cooling system “Skat” was presented in action at this seminar, and the reconfigurable computer “Caleano V” was also shown. Urgent issues of hardware and software resources of reconfigurable computer systems were also discussed.

 

May 30, 2015

The complex of new industrial buildings SRC-2 with the total area of 3000 sq. m. located at 150G Socialisticheskaya Str. is in use.

April 10, 2015

“Scientific Research Center of supercomputers and neurocomputers” Co Ltd received a patent for the invention “MULTICONTROLLER OF DISTRIBUTED MEMORY” designed by Ilya Izrailevich Levin, Lidia Ivanovna Vinevskaya, Sergey Vladimirovich Noskov.

April 9, 2015

For the first time SRC SC & NC Co Ltd has become a participant of CeBIT-2015, the world biggest fair of information technologies which took place in Hannover (Germany) from 16th March to 20thMarch 2015.

A reconfigurable computer “ Caleano V ”, designed in the end of 2014,  was presented on the fair.

March 31, 2015

Recent developments: a computing unit with liquid cooling "Scat"

March 4, 2015

“Scientific Research Center of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers” Co Ltd has become the right holder of the trademark, it received the certificate on the service mark. The certificate of the trademark (service mark) was registered on March 4th, 2015 in the State register of trademarks and service marks of the Russian Federation.


October 13, 2014

In October 2014 obtained a license (unlimited) to conduct educational activities for the following types of educational programs:

- Programs of additional education; 
- Professional training programs.

 

Reconfigurable Computer "Caleano-K" and "Caleano-V"

Base module and computing unit "Atlas"

In 2013, SRC of supercomputers and neurocomputers turns 20 years old.

Over the past few years “SRC SC & NC” Co Ltd made products more than 2 billion rubles.

Base module and computing unit "Taigeta"

In 2012 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (New York, USA) published the book

Kaliaev Igor, Levin Ilya, Semernikov Evgeny, Shmoilov Vladimir. «Reconfigurable Multipipeline Computing Structures». New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012, 315.

Production in 2012

At the end of 2012 in SNRC there was produced some hundreds of computing units, designed for solving linear algebra, mathematical physics and molecular modeling tasks. In 2013-2014 SNRC is planning to produce some high-performance reconfigurable computing systems for major universities of Russian Federation.