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Article title AUTOMATION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN PROCESS
Authors V. S. Gorbunov, A. I. Tupitsyn
Section SECTION I. PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING SYSTEMS
Month, Year 08, 2018 @en
Index UDC 004.272.43
DOI 10.23683/2311-3103-2018-8-18-29
Abstract Currently, effective solution of the task of transfer to a new level of productivity and effectiveness of supercomputers is impossible without digital transformation of the industry of creation and application of high performance computer systems. This task is complicated by the fact that for supercomputers the duration of implementation of the project of creation of a new device is important. The established practice suggests that it is necessary to create a supercomputer in one, maximum two years. Solving of such problems when required is impossible without application of digital models of the devices – high performance computer systems (supercomputers) and data centers on their base. In this paper, authors suggest a conception of automation of supercomputers design process. The automation is based on an application of interdependent set of digital models on supercomputer life cycle stages: scientific research and development (conceptual design), engineering design, manufacturing and use of the device. The authors suggest basing the creation of digital models of computation system on digital models of components of computing technics. During development of this «sub-models», it is necessary to apply contemporary technologies of artificial intelligence. These sub-models must be self-training systems, which use information from a set of data sources: manufacturers of the ECB, results of monitoring of the information space of the Internet, and information from experts. The authors suggest using ontologies to ensure coordination of digital models on different stages of the device lifecycle. The authors comprehensively describe application of digital models during generation and selection of supercomputer project solution and provide a description of a practical realization of the proposed automation of the design process in an Automatized System of Supercomputers Design (ASSD), developed at FSUE «RDI «Kvant». As far as designing supercomputer architecture, this system allows to produce different choices of supercomputer architecture (project solutions) taking into account the ontology of the future device and available information of unified construction components and original products. For the purpose of cooperation between participants of the supercomputer design process, in ASSD an automatized import of descriptions of sub processes of a technological process of supercomputers design process in a System of Project Control and Management (SPCM) is realized. As a result of this import, in SPCM necessary tasks for each participant of supercomputer design process are created. These tasks are formed with the enumeration of a set of activities, which these participants have to perform. The application of the proposed approach to creation of problem-oriented high performance computation devices will permit to offer the challenge to build in Russia problem-oriented supercomputers and devices with the application of native component and microelectronics base in the required timescale.

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Keywords High performance computer systems; supercomputer design; digital model; product lifecycle; technological process.
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