Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the superior-general performance computers Santos Dumont and Ogbon, both equally created by Atos, are currently being made use of on research for the development of medicines and vaccines in opposition to COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a international leader in electronic transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are currently being made use of in research for the development of vaccines and medicine in opposition to the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the Nationwide Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), and Ogbon, at SENAI CIMATEC. The supercomputers are considered the most significant in Brazil and in South The us and are in the Leading five hundred list of the most potent supercomputers in the planet. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Department at Stanford University, in the United States.

The purpose is to contribute to the [email protected] task, coordinated by the University, which research the evolution of the coronavirus in the human human body, primarily based on the interaction of viral proteins, which opens the way for the development of specific vaccines and medications. Owing to their superior general performance and capacity, the two supercomputers are preferably positioned to contribute to this sort of research. They can be made use of for parallel processing, complex calculations and in depth and intense tasks – procedures that need quadrillions of calculations for every next.

Santos Dumont, put in at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have 60% of its capacity focused to the [email protected] task, which is two petaflops (equivalent to the computational capacity of two million laptops working alongside one another). Ogbon, located at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Centre, in Salvador, aims to have fifty% of its capacity devoted to research, which corresponds to one petaflops (or one million laptops).

“Our objective is to hook up people, technological innovation and organizations to assistance strengthen the planet in which we reside. The use of our supercomputers in the struggle in opposition to Covid-19’s improvement is accurately this. We are quite proud to give superior-general performance technological innovation to support and create research that can help save thousands and thousands of lives”, claims Luis Casuscelli, Director of Large Facts and Cybersecurity at Atos in South The us. “Atos equipment have previously supported LNCC researchers to determine the source of the virus’s entry, and to determine that every single diverse source has a diverse characteristic –which will support researchers and scientists make more helpful vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a international leader in electronic transformation with around a hundred and ten,000 employees in seventy three international locations and yearly income of around € eleven billion. European quantity one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Functionality Computing, the Team provides finish-to-finish Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Large Facts, Business Applications and Digital Place of work remedies. The team is the All over the world Data Technological know-how Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates below the models Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The objective of Atos is to assistance style the upcoming of the information technological innovation house. Its knowledge and services support the development of information, instruction as effectively as multicultural and pluralistic strategies to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the planet, the team permits its shoppers, employees and collaborators, and users of societies at big to reside, do the job and create sustainably and confidently in the information technological innovation house.

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