In the Russian nuclear center said about mining on a supercomputer



Two engineers all-Russian research Institute of experimental physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), located in the Nizhny Novgorod region, detained for mining cryptocurrency in the workplace. About it reports “Interfax”.

In a press-service of the Institute noted that the attempt of unauthorized use of utility computing for personal purposes, including for mining, really was (previously reported by the portal SecurityLab).

“Would-be miners detained by the competent authorities. As far as we know, against them criminal case”, — said the representative of the Institute.

Both men are under house arrest.

RFNC-VNIIEF in Sarov engaged in the development and production of nuclear weapons. The supercomputer at the centre put into operation in 2011. It has a capacity of 1 petaflops. Until 2020 it is planned to increase to 1 exaflops. Now it is one of the two most powerful supercomputers in Russia. Second petaflops — in Snezhinsk.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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