Seven Russian supercomputers were included in the Top 500 ranking of the most powerful computing devices in the world. The list was published on Monday.
The highest place in the list among the Russian machines is the 19th and it was taken by the Yandex supercomputer Chervonenkis. In addition, two more supercomputers from Yandex entered the top 50: the 36th place in the overall rating was taken by a supercomputer called Galushkin, the 40th place – by Lyapunov.
Yandex uses supercomputers to train neural network models with billions of parameters, the company's press office told Forbes. For example, thanks to them, “Translator” translates more accurately and faster, “Search” composes and ranks quick answers, and “Alice” maintains a dialogue with the user, the press office explained. The company has been using the Lyapunov computer since the end of 2020, and Chervonenkis and Galushkin since the summer of 2021. Yandex supercomputers made the Top500 rating for the first time.
The supercomputers Kristofari Neo and Kristofari, which were developed by SberCloud, took 43rd and 72nd places respectively. Sberbank previously reported that it will use supercomputers to train artificial intelligence and to create and develop internal services for its ecosystem.
The Lomonosov-2 supercomputer of Moscow State University, which was previously included in the first 100 of the rating, this time was on the 241st place. The seventh Russian supercomputer on the list is MTS Grom, which operator MTS announced earlier this year.
The three leaders in the ranking have not changed since the previous version of the list: the first place was taken by the Japanese supercomputer Fugaku, the second and third - by the American machines Summit and Sierra. In general, almost two-thirds of the supercomputers in the ranking are in China and the United States - 173 and 150, respectively.
The Top500 supercomputer rating is being published since 1993 twice a year – in June and November. When compiling it, researchers in the United States evaluate the performance of supercomputers using the Linpack test, during which the machine solves a system of linear equations.