Moscow scientists in high gear for new supercomputing and ?smart? materials

Moscow scientists in high gear for new supercomputing and ?smart? materialsMISiS, a leading Russian technology university based in Moscow, has received government support to start developing Russia?s first supercomputer-based capabilities to create new materials for various sectors

MISiS, a leading Russian technology university based in Moscow, has received a $2.7m ?megagrant? from the Russian Government to start developing Russia?s first supercomputer-based capabilities to create new materials for various sectors, MISiS announced. The new state-of-the-art lab is expected to provide a fast track for supplying the Russian economy with materials that has specific given properties, said Prof. Igor Abrikosov from the University of Link?ping in Sweden who will lead the future lab. ?Modern projects across economic sectors now require that new ?smart? materials be used. Currently, such solutions take about 20 years to develop. Our task is to use high technology and high-capacity computing to reduce the term to six-to-nine years, depending on the specifics of a material...