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University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) uses Atos supercomputer to accelerate research against COVID-19

Paris, June 17, 2020

Atos, a worldwide leader in electronic transformation, today announces that the College of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA)’s supercomputer, named ROMEO, is now remaining utilized to search for new molecules able of neutralizing the virus that leads to COVID-19. The supercomputer is based mostly on Atos’ BullSequana architecture.

ROMEO is remaining utilized as component of the HT-Covid program, initiated by Reims Molecular Chemistry Institute (ICMR), joint exploration device URCA/CNRS, and picked by the French Countrywide Investigate Company (ANR) to participate in the combat towards Covid-19. Established up in just a person week, this substantial-scale multi-disciplinary virtual screening undertaking aims to establish, more than the up coming eighteen months, molecules that could inhibit the SARS CoV-two virus.

ROMEO’s computing power allows researchers functioning on this undertaking to examination hundreds of molecules per day. Dependent on the 3D framework of the molecule and the concentrate on protein, ROMEO is ready to simulate at significant-pace the motion that the molecule could have on the protein, and thereby establish which molecules would be ready to bind to the concentrate on protein. These likely ‘candidates’ will then be synthesized, purified and analyzed less than ‘real conditions’.

With ROMEO, GENCI’s supercomputer installed at CINES (Countrywide Laptop or computer Middle for Better Training) and that of the IN2P3 Computing Centre of the CNRS (French Countrywide Centre for Scientific Investigate), researchers have by now succeeded in screening pretty much more than one.5 billion molecules.

Guillaume Gellé President of URCA, reported: “We’re happy to be component of this exploration undertaking to support guidance the worldwide combat towards COVID-19.  With ROMEO’s extensive computing power researchers have by now been ready to examination involving two hundred,000 and three hundred,000 molecules. We hope that these final results coupled with the virus expertise of biologists and physicians will lead to the enhancement of a procedure that will gradual the distribute of the epidemic.”

 Helene Bringer, Director Major Facts & HPC at Atos in France, extra: “These supercomputers mixed have tens of hundreds of processors that operate collectively to complete complex calculations and approach and review substantial quantities of information applying AI algorithms. We’re happy that our BullSequana supercomputer, ROMEO, can add to the discovery of a cure for this pandemic by preserving valuable time for researchers and experts.”

 The HT-Covid undertaking is funded by the (CNRS) and the Grand Est (departmental area in the east of France).

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About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in electronic transformation with a hundred and ten,000 staff members in 73 nations and yearly revenue of € twelve billion. European variety a person in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Performance Computing, the Team gives conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Facts, Small business Purposes and Digital Place of work methods. The Team is the Worldwide Data Technological innovation Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates less than the models Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), detailed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The reason of Atos is to support layout the long run of the facts room. Its abilities and providers guidance the enhancement of expertise, training and exploration in a multicultural technique and add to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team allows its consumers and staff members, and associates of societies at substantial to stay, operate and develop sustainably, in a safe and sound and protected facts room.

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About URCA

The College of Reims Champagne-Ardenne is creating a scientific undertaking all over four significant centres with strong scientific abilities. A multidisciplinary centre with an intercontinental dimension in agro-sciences, natural environment, biotechnologies and bio-economy, getting into account, in a area with a strong agricultural and wine-producing economy, the agriculture of the long run a Well being centre, giving scientific niches of excellence and a loaded and diverse selection of health care and paramedical education a electronic and engineering sciences centre focusing on significant-overall performance computing and business four. business, components and technological transformations and a Human and Social Sciences cluster with, in specific, the enhancement of a new concentration on the carrying out arts federated by the development of a Maison des Sciences Humaines. It presents an desirable multidisciplinary education offer you that meets present and long run socio-financial desires and aims to convey students to the greatest stage of training.

The College of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in figures: 27,five hundred students, two,five hundred employees, fifth major employer in Champagne-Ardenne, 30 exploration laboratories, fourteen factors, more than a hundred and twenty diplomas.

www.univ-reims.fr – @universitereims

 

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