23 teraflops supercomputer to study properties of substances in Irkutsk

23 teraflops supercomputer to study properties of substances in IrkutskIrkutsk State Technical University is launching in October its new powerful 23 teraflops supercomputer. Scientists expect to use it to anticipate the properties of new substances.

Irkutsk State Technical University (ISTU) is launching in October its new powerful 23 teraflops supercomputer. Scientists expect to use it to anticipate the properties of new substances, the university press service announced, citing Andrei Mysovsky, the head of ISTU?s quantum and computing physics laboratory. According to Mr. Mysovsky, the supercomputer will be christened ?Fock? after Vladimir A. Fock, an outstanding Russian physicist who co-led the Soviet school of quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry. The system reportedly consists of 104computing units and 2,496 kernels. As many similar systems before, the supercomputer is powered by the Linux OS. ?The system is expected to enable us to foresee the properties of any substance, whether it?s crystal, amorphous solid, or nanomaterial...