Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the large-efficiency pcs Santos Dumont and Ogbon, equally made by Atos, are remaining applied on experiments for the progress of medicines and vaccines towards COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world wide leader in electronic transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are remaining applied in study for the progress of vaccines and medicine towards the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), and Ogbon, at SENAI CIMATEC. The supercomputers are deemed the major in Brazil and in South The united states and are in the Major five hundred list of the most effective supercomputers in the world. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Office at Stanford University, in the United States.

The aim is to lead to the [email protected] undertaking, coordinated by the University, which experiments the evolution of the coronavirus in the human overall body, centered on the conversation of viral proteins, which opens the way for the progress of particular vaccines and prescription drugs. Owing to their large efficiency and capacity, the two supercomputers are ideally located to lead to this style of study. They can be applied for parallel processing, elaborate calculations and considerable and intensive duties – processes that desire quadrillions of calculations for each next.

Santos Dumont, put in at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have sixty% of its capacity dedicated to the [email protected] undertaking, which is 2 petaflops (equal to the computational capacity of 2 million laptops performing alongside one another). Ogbon, situated at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Centre, in Salvador, aims to have 50% of its capacity devoted to study, which corresponds to 1 petaflops (or 1 million laptops).

“Our function is to link persons, technologies and businesses to help enhance the world in which we are living. The use of our supercomputers in the struggle towards Covid-19’s advancement is particularly this. We are incredibly happy to provide large-efficiency technologies to help and build study that can save millions of lives”, suggests Luis Casuscelli, Director of Big Info and Cybersecurity at Atos in South The united states. “Atos equipment have currently supported LNCC scientists to establish the resource of the virus’s entry, and to establish that each and every distinctive resource has a distinctive attribute –which will help scientists and scientists make more efficient vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with more than 110,000 workers in 73 countries and yearly earnings of more than € eleven billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Efficiency Computing, the Group offers finish-to-finish Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Info, Enterprise Programs and Digital Office alternatives. The team is the Globally Information and facts Technological know-how Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates below the manufacturers Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The function of Atos is to help style and design the long term of the details technologies house. Its expertise and products and services help the progress of expertise, schooling as perfectly as multicultural and pluralistic techniques to study that lead to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the team permits its customers, workers and collaborators, and users of societies at significant to are living, function and build sustainably and confidently in the details technologies house.

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