THE COMPUTER SYSTEMS' AND NETS' DEPARTMENT (CS&N)
- Post:Computing Center of Russian Academy of Sciences 40 Vavilov str., Moscow 119991, GSP-1, Russia
- 8=495=135-62-34 G. Mikhailov
- 8=495=135-20-79 Yu. Rogov
Short historical information
The Computer Systems' Department and the Software Maintenance Department were united thus the Computer Systems' and Nets' Department was formed.
The Computer Systems' Department (CSD) (chief - Mikhailov Gurii Mikhailovitch) and the Software Maintenance Department (SMD)(chief - Kopytov Mickail Anatolievich) were the biggest departments of the Computing Centre of the Russian Academy of Scienses (CCRAS). The staff of the departments (100-120 specialists) ensured:
CSD and SMD served the multiaccess systems for a lot of institutes of Academy of Sciences and other organizations.
In 1986, for example, there were 427 specialists of the CCRAS, 612 users from 42 institutes of the RAS, 71- from 8 universities and 112 - from 29 other organizations among the CCRAS users.
- the hardware and software maintenance and supporting;
- the operator service;
- the input data preparation for users;
- advising users about the computer using and programming;
- accounting of the computer's resources, matching of statistics about computer run.
CCRAS is an organization where the first samples of native computers had been installed. The specialists of the CSD and SMD co-operated especially fruitfully with implementators of the computing systems from the Institute of radix mechanics and computing machinery named after S.A. Lebedev (IRMCM) for which CCRAS was like a testing ground. Specialists from the CSD and SMD took part in a series of implementation hardware and its software.
Since 1993 a fundamental updating of the computational base has been conducted in CCRAS:
- has been developed local network ETHERNET, which joined more than 300 computers and work stations;
- the information computer system (ICS CCRAS) is being created in the framework of the designs of the Russian fund of fundamental research (RFFR).
The use of advanced computer systems, licensed software, new modern resources and methods of software supporting makes it possible to fulfil the above-mentioned functions with less number of specialists.
Within 2004-2006 by leading designs of CS&N department the following works are executed and are performed:
Full-scale development INTEL Xeon klaster, inclusion of its resources in the general structure of CCRAN local network, installation of the newest versions of the software. This work is supported by the grant of the Russian Federal Property Fund ¹ 04-07-90346 (head Academician A.A.Petrov).
Development and updating of means of the internal communications of all resources of the general using and access to them. The project of expansion a new structured cable network (SCN) of 5å level for two CCRAN platforms (40 & 42 Vavilov str.).
Administration and support Information Computing Networks (ICN)of CCRAS and "www.ccas.ru" server.
Input of new computing resources on the basis of 128 dual-processor units constructed on ITANIUM-2, together with the Joint SuperComputer Center (JSCC) of the Russian Academy of Science.
The main specialists of CS&N department are:
G.Mikhailov, I.Baikova, G.Kovaleva, V.Vashhenko, Y.Rogov, S.Sorokin (in Russian), A.Chernetsov.
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Last Revised: September 22, 2006.
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