The award is being granted for a series of studies on creating algorithms and software for high-performing calculations on modern and emerging supercomputers.
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Andrei GOROBETS was born on September 19, 1981 in Moscow. He holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics and is a senior researcher at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics.
Alexander DAVYDOV was born on November 10, 1980 in Moscow. He holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics and is a senior researcher at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics.
Mr Gorobets and Mr Davydov are experts in the field of developing parallel computing algorithms and software for hybrid supercomputers with massively parallel accelerators.
Mr Gorobets and Mr Davydov’s research is interdisciplinary and is being carried out at the junction of mathematics, physics and practical programming.
The algorithms and programmes developed by the two scientists have created new opportunities for the use of supercomputers. The young researchers’ works allow for a wide spectrum of numerical procedures.
As a result of testing the algorithms the pair developed on the Lomonosov supercomputer, successful calculations were carried out on gas dynamics, and the total power of the resources used for a single calculation has allowed for the achievement of record-breaking productivity: 350 teraflops.
Andrei Gorobets’s personal contribution was developing the computational algorithms and their implementation (the NOISEtte programme package) for solving a range of practical challenges, including problems in gas dynamics and aeroacoustics. Andrei Gorobets holds a Diploma from the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Young Researchers, the President of the Russian Federation’s scholarship and grant for young researchers, and is the winner of RUSNANO and Intel competitions.
Alexander Davydov conducted research on modelling the flow of liquids and gas, created a set of programmes (Express-3D) providing high efficiency in calculating problems on heterogeneous computing systems. This set of programmes was applied to achieve a record performance when using 1280 graphic processors: 640 teraflops. Mr Davydov holds a Diploma from the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Young Researchers, the President of the Russian Federation’s scholarship and grant for young researchers, and is a prize-winner in the Lomonosov Moscow State University and T-Platforms Company competitions.
Mr Gorobets and Mr Davydov have made a significant contribution to developing parallel computing methods in gas dynamics and continuum mechanics; their efforts have been applied in industries such as automotive manufacturing, aircraft engineering and aviation engine-building. Mr Gorobets and Mr Davydov’s studies have contributed to creating the Russian K100 supercomputer. The authors participate actively in international research projects. The results they have obtained have been used in scientific and applied research at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash), Aviadvigatel OJSC (Perm), Tupolev JSC, Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company, Kamov Design Bureau, Russian Federal Nuclear Center — VNIIEF (Sarov) and other Russian research centres.