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Russian Nuclear Engineers Caught Cryptomining on Lab Supercomputer

Nuclear scientists working at the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF) have been arrested for using lab supercomputing resources to mine crypto-currency, according to a report in Russia’s Interfax News Agency . Located at the Federal Nuclear Center in the Russian city of Sarov, the site is home to a 1 petaflops (peak) supercomputer, installed in 2011. Due to the organization’s high secrecy level the supercomputer is not publicly ranked, although it’s purported to have a Linpack score of 780 teraflops.