NVIDIA today announced that the two most powerful supercomputers in Russia will use NVIDIA GPUs to address some of the world's most challenging scientific problems across a broad range of fields. Underscoring the dramatic growth in the adoption of GPU computing across world scientific communities, the new Russia Top 50 supercomputer list released today reveals that the top two systems are accelerated by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. These two supercomputers are housed at Lomonosov Moscow State University, which was recently named a CUDA Center of Excellence, and the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS). Moreover, GPUs are accelerating 12 of the country's top 50 systems -- up from seven just six months ago. "The challenges of modern science can only be addressed by applying huge computational resources," said Vladimir Voevodin, coordinator of the Supercomputing Consortium of Russian Universities and deputy director of the MSU Research Computing Center. "NVIDIA GPU technologies are one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to address these challenges." From Cancer Research to Space Exploration Russian scientists are using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to accelerate scientific research and discovery for a range of important research projects today, and plan to increase the number GPU-accelerated projects in the future. For example, researchers at IMM UB RAS plan to harness their computational power to accelerate algorithms designed to navigate the Soyuz-2-class carrier rocket, determining an optimal orbit trajectory and ensuring a safe arrival at the target orbit. Researchers at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences are using NVIDIA GPUs to run their optic biomedicine diagnostic method, which is aimed at facilitating early detection of cancer, 100 times faster than on a CPU-based system. Researchers at OJSC "Aviadvigatel" are using NVIDIA GPUs for acoustic noise generation modeling of aircraft engines. By adding NVIDIA GPUs to a CPU-based system, Aviadvigatel reduced the computational time required to run flow modeling simulations from a month to just three days, enabling more complex and accurate simulations. Armed with this information, Aviadvigatel is working to produce quieter, more efficient aircraft engine designs. "NVIDIA GPUs are enabling game-changing research on some of the most powerful supercomputers around the world, including systems in China, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, and the U.S.," said Sumit Gupta, senior director of Tesla business at NVIDIA. "This tremendous growth is not only due to the vast computational performance and power efficiency GPUs provide, but also because of industry innovations like the OpenACC programming model that make GPU programming easier than ever before." Among the list of NVIDIA GPU-accelerated systems on the new Russian Top 50 list are: Top 50 Rank: #1 Site: Lomonosov Moscow State University 2,130 Tesla GPUs LINPACK Score: 872 teraflops Top 50 Rank: #2 Site: Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences 152 Tesla GPUs LINPACK Score: 119 teraflops Top 50 Rank: #5 Site: Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences 240 Tesla GPUs LINPACK Score: 75 teraflops Top 50 Rank: #6 Site: National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute" 228 Tesla GPUs LINPACK Score: 68 teraflops Top 50 Rank: #8 Site: Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod 130 Tesla GPUs LINPACK Score: 51 teraflops The complete Russia Top 50 supercomputer list is available here.