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Moscow hosts meeting of Commission on Formation of Unified Scientific and Technological Space of Union State

Moscow hosts meeting of Commission on Formation of Unified Scientific and Technological Space of Union State

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Moscow hosts meeting of Commission on Formation of Unified Scientific and Technological Space of Union State

More than 10 issues are expected to be considered at a meeting of the Commission on the formation of a single scientific and technological space of the Union State, which will be held today in Moscow. This was announced by the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin. According to him, one of the most important topics of today's meeting is the approval of recommendations on the distribution of rights to intellectual property created within the Union State programs.

‘The draft recommendations determine the principles of distribution of rights, the provisions relating to intellectual property objects, which are also stipulated in government contracts and the procedure for filing applications for patents on jointly created intellectual property objects,’ Alexander Shumilin said. Other issues include the coordination of the composition of the expert council for awarding the Union State Prize in science and technology and the composition of the subcommittee for a basic and exploratory research.

In addition, the meeting is expected to consider the draft resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Union State on vesting the Commission on the formation of a single scientific and technological space with the function of approving the concepts of US programs.

Alexander Shumilin also said that the Commission paid a special attention to the issues related to the scientific and technical programs of the Union State and the implementation of the results obtained in the course of the implementation of them. ‘According to the results of the implementation of projects within the implementation of SKIF-NEDRA, the scientific and technical program of the Union State 12 implementations were carried out at Belarusian enterprises for the period 2015-2018,’ he noted. In particular, software solutions for the problems of a geomechanical modeling of rock massifs were developed and introduced to predict the safety of mining operations when developing potassium salt deposits (introduced into a trial operation at the JSC “Belaruskali”).

New high-performance systems for processing large data arrays, which are prototypes of supercomputers “SKIF-GEO-OFIS” and “SKIF-GEO-DPC” were created on the basis of domestic supercomputer technologies “SKIF”.

In 2018, a contract for the delivery of an experimental sample of the SKIF-GEO-OFFIS supercomputer to China was signed. The SKIF-GEO-DPC Supercomputer is designed to solve resource-intensive tasks in data centers.

In September 2018, the prototype SKIF-GEO-DPC supercomputer took the 37th position in the TOP-50 of the most powerful computers of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The performance of the supercomputer is 100.68 teraflops, which is 5 times higher than the performance of the previous model of the supercomputer.

It should be noted that this year the issues of forming a single scientific and technological space were discussed at the meeting of the presidents of Belarus and Russia (February 15 in Sochi) at the joint meeting of the boards of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Education of Russia, the Ministry of Education and the State Committee on Science and Technology (April 11 in Moscow), as well as at the meeting of the Bureau of the Inter-Academic Council on the development of problems of the Union State (May 23 in Petrozavodsk).