About Seven-Year Plan for the Development of JINR 2024-2030

On November 10-11, a session of the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the JINR Member States took place in Almaty. The Seven-Year Plan for the Development of JINR 2024-2030 was approved as a result of its work.

JINR Director Grigory Trubnikov in his report on the results of work in 2017–2023 emphasized that in the current seven-year period the Institute has achieved impressive results both in the development of JINR’s large research infrastructure and in scientific research on its basis, despite a number of difficult external circumstances. It was noted that the Multifunctional computing infrastructure of the JINR Laboratory of Information Technologies for data storage and analysis continues to actively develop. In 2023, the computing power of Govorun Supercomputer will be increased to 1.7 petaflops, and the DIRAC cloud distributed computing platform will be expanded. In total, over the past 6 years, LIT JINR has published more than 950 papers on software for JINR experiments and about 700 papers within international collaborations.

Grigory Trubnikov presented to the session participants the Draft Plan for the New Seven Years, developed in accordance with the Strategic Plan for the Long-Term Development of JINR for the period up to 2030 and beyond. The plan covers a wide range of works and scientific areas: development of a large research infrastructure at JINR, particle physics and high-energy heavy ion physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, radiation research in the life sciences, theoretical physics, information technology, physics and technology charged particle accelerators, etc.
The main goal of the new seven-year plan is to form a long-term scientific research program and increase intellectual human capital, optimally provided with infrastructural and financial resources.
In the field of information technology, further development of the JINR Multifunctional Information and Computing Complex is planned, including the modernization of the Govorun supercomputer. The DIRAC distributed platform will serve to support the collaborations of MPD, BM@N and SPD experiments at the NICA complex, as well as the Baikal-GVD neutrino telescope. One of the central tasks in this direction is the development of the JINR Digital EcoSystem platform to integrate existing and future services to support scientific, administrative and financial-economic activities, as well as maintenance of the Institute’s engineering and IT infrastructure.

“The Seven-Year Plan for the Development of JINR is harmonized with the world science development plan, and this seven-year period is the multiplication of human capital and the time to “harvest” the work of all experimental facilities.” said Grigory Trubnikov.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the Seven-Year Plan for the Development of MLIT 2024–2030 in the field of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.