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Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the high-effectiveness pcs Santos Dumont and Ogbon, both developed by Atos, are becoming made use of on scientific studies for the enhancement of medications and vaccines against COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in digital transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are becoming made use of in investigate for the enhancement of vaccines and medicine against the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the Countrywide Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), and Ogbon, at SENAI CIMATEC. The supercomputers are deemed the greatest in Brazil and in South America and are in the Leading five hundred checklist of the most effective supercomputers in the entire world. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Division at Stanford University, in the United States.

The goal is to lead to the Folding@house venture, coordinated by the University, which scientific studies the evolution of the coronavirus in the human body, centered on the conversation of viral proteins, which opens the way for the enhancement of certain vaccines and medications. Owing to their high effectiveness and potential, the two supercomputers are preferably positioned to lead to this variety of investigate. They can be made use of for parallel processing, advanced calculations and comprehensive and intense duties – processes that desire quadrillions of calculations for each 2nd.

Santos Dumont, installed at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have sixty% of its potential dedicated to the Folding@house venture, which is 2 petaflops (equal to the computational potential of 2 million laptops doing work jointly). Ogbon, situated at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Middle, in Salvador, aims to have 50% of its potential devoted to investigate, which corresponds to one petaflops (or one million laptops).

“Our objective is to connect men and women, engineering and businesses to assist enhance the entire world in which we dwell. The use of our supercomputers in the fight against Covid-19’s improvement is particularly this. We are really happy to supply high-effectiveness engineering to support and build investigate that can help save hundreds of thousands of lives”, states Luis Casuscelli, Director of Large Data and Cybersecurity at Atos in South America. “Atos devices have by now supported LNCC scientists to identify the supply of the virus’s entry, and to identify that each various supply has a various characteristic –which will support scientists and scientists build far more successful vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in digital transformation with around one hundred ten,000 workers in 73 international locations and once-a-year revenue of around € 11 billion. European amount 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Superior-General performance Computing, the Team supplies close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Large Data, Business enterprise Apps and Digital Place of work options. The team is the Around the world Details Technologies Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the models Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to assist style the potential of the facts engineering area. Its abilities and products and services support the enhancement of expertise, training as perfectly as multicultural and pluralistic techniques to investigate that lead to scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the team permits its clients, workers and collaborators, and associates of societies at large to dwell, do the job and build sustainably and confidently in the facts engineering area.

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