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T-Platforms is a Russian supercomputer company.

Founded in 2002, T-Platforms Group is headquartered in Moscow, Russia with regional offices in Hanover, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Taipei, Taiwan. The company has implemented more than 300 integrated projects, six of which were included in the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. T-Platforms owns patents on a number of supercomputer technologies and electronic components. T-Platforms’ solutions are used for fundamental and applied research in various fields of science, including life sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics, as well as for calculation-intensive tasks in engineering, computer graphics and many other disciplines. In 2011, HPCWire named Vsevolod Opanasenko, CEO of T-Platforms, one of 12 most famous and respected people of the global HPC community.[1]

In November 2011, the 33,072 processor Lomonosov supercomputer in Moscow developed by T-Platforms ranked number 18 in the world, and the fastest in Russia.[2] It placed 3rd in Europe.[3] In October 2012, T-Platforms delivered its first supercomputer in the US to the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SBU).[4][5]

T-Platforms is part of the plan of the Russian government to focus on larger supercomputers by 2020.[6][7][8]

In April 2013, the United States Department of Commerce added T-Platforms to their "list of organizations and individuals acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States", preventing the company from buying computer chips produced anywhere in the world if the factories producing them use American technology. The decision was based on US concerns that T-Platforms work includes "the development of computer systems for military end-users, and the production of computers for nuclear research".[4][9][10]

T.-Platforms Supercomputer at the Tomsk State University.

T-Platforms was delisted from the list in December 2013/January 2014,[11][12][13] after removal request from the company[14]

The main competitor is RSC Group.


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  1. ^ "People to Watch 2011". Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ Lomonosov - T-Platforms T-Blade2/1.1, Xeon X5570/X5670/E5630 2.93/2.53 GHz, Nvidia 2070 GPU, PowerXCell 8i Infiniband QDR // System's card at TOP500
  3. ^ TOP500 list from November 2011
  4. ^ a b Inside HPC: T-Platforms Blacklisted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  5. ^ First Delivery of Russian Supercomputer to U.S. Completed // T-Platforms Press release, 22 October 2012
  6. ^ Russia steps up game in supercomputing. Thanks to a 200-employee company based in Moscow, Russia is gaining attention in high-performance computing // ComputerWorld July 25, 2011
  7. ^ Russian water-cooled supercomputers to appear in 2013 // Cnews.ru, May 16, 2011
  8. ^ Russia Plans to Build Exascale Supercomputer in 2020 // HPCWire, 2011-09-29
  9. ^ Ben Hopkins, RUSSIAN SUPERCOMPUTER PRODUCER BLACKLISTED BY US // RusBase
  10. ^ FR Doc No: 2013-05387: Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List // Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013) Pages 14914-14917: "T-Platforms is associated with military procurement activities, including the development of computer systems for military end-users and the production of computers for nuclear research."
  11. ^ "Российские чиновники убедили США снять санкции с "Т-Платформ"" (in Russian). Cnews. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  12. ^ "T-Platforms Name is removed from U.S. Export Restrictions Entity List Company is cleared to resume commerce". T-Platforms. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  13. ^ "US Lifts Trade Ban on Russian Supercomputer Vendor T-Platforms". Inside HPC. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Rules and Regulations: ERC Entity List Decisions Removal From the Entity List". Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 251. 31 December 2013. pp. 79601–79602. Retrieved 28 January 2014.: "This rule implements a decision of the ERC to remove three entries consisting of one person located in Russia, along with entries for this person in Germany and Taiwan, from the Entity List on the basis of a removal request by the listed person. ..The ERC decision to remove this person took into account this person’s cooperation with the U.S. Government, as well as this person’s assurances of future compliance with the EAR. ... T-Platforms"