Atos mobilizes technological expertise to fight Covid-19

Lincoln Wylie

Paris, 28 April 2020

Atos, a world chief in electronic transformation, provides its technological innovation management, capabilities and innovation assets to the world battle against Covid-19. Via various immediate and associate-led initiatives throughout the world, Atos is engaged on several fronts, providing options and computing ability to support comprise the distribute of the virus, assist the scientific group, accelerate vaccine study and make sure business enterprise continuity for important functions.

“An effective reaction to COVID-19 demands world action and collaboration amongst public and personal actors. We are proud to be aiding those people functioning intensively on the frontline in an effort and hard work to counteract the pandemic by sharing our assets and options. We are now in uncharted territory, but Atos’ determination and willingness to support citizens dwell and function sustainably and confidently in a transforming electronic landscape for the duration of the pandemic and in the extensive phrase, keep on being intact,” says Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

 

Serving to neighborhood authorities comprise the distribute of the virus

The growing mobility of the populace helps make containment of disorders tougher and the have to have to act swiftly and effectively is vital at every single amount.

Leveraging its public sector and healthcare working experience, Atos has built EpiSYS, an Epidemic Administration Technique (EMS) which offers healthcare pros a specific overview of an epidemiological circumstance by storing and running all affected person information and information relevant to the virus, which includes tracking and tracing affected person incident studies, in authentic-time. EpiSYS was adopted in Austria in early March to support management the distribute of Covid-19 and choose strategic selections in the latest crisis.

Mobilizing supercomputers and device mastering to speed up study

Atos’ substantial-performance personal computers can rely thousands of situations quicker than conventional personal computers. No matter whether they are made use of for simulation, to make predictive products, review the development of the disorder or produce new treatments, these impressive devices are doing incredibly demanding calculations that confirm to be vital in today’s race against the clock.

Atos’ supercomputers are at function all over the world. Two of the most impressive supercomputers in France, Joliot-Curie, operated  at  the CEA’s  supercomputing  center  (TGCC),  and  Occigen,  operated  at  CPU’s supercomputing centre (CINES), are providing urgent computing accessibility to large computer system assets to European study teams included in the battle against COVID-19.

In the United kingdom, Atos’ BullSequana supercomputer at the Hartree Centre is providing computing ability to run simulations of Covid-19 protein behavior. In addition, the JADE nationwide AI supercomputing facility provided and managed by Atos is currently being made use of by United kingdom researchers from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton functioning in the region of biomolecular simulations. This supercomputer, owned by Oxford College and hosted at the Hartree Centre, component of the Science and Know-how Facilities Council (STFC), contributes in the direction of efforts in the enhancement of a vaccine against SARS-COV2, anti-viral medicines and to superior comprehend the molecular architecture of the virus and how it features.

Equally, Atos’ supercomputers in Brazil and the Czech Republic are also driving study all over Covid-19.

 

Furnishing business enterprise continuity with harmless and flexible electronic environments

Atos’ technologies also participate in a important function in preserving business enterprise continuity amid the pandemic. To reply the worries that companies are dealing with with house office environment turning into the norm, Atos has developed and tailored a comprehensive place of work services giving and delivers close-to-close options, from distant administration to wi-fi technological innovation, although making certain the security of any business ecosystem.

It is also vital to make sure federal government and public authorities are equipped to carry on to supply simple each day wants for every single citizen’s existence. In the earlier months, Atos has been equipped to guarantee provider continuity with QoS (Good quality of Company) for ability utilities and water provides, like Scottish H2o, in different international locations many thanks to an unwavering determination and abilities in these industries.

 

Sharing our information science capabilities with the study group

Atos is using component in the ‘Covid–19 Dataset Challenge’, an international competition introduced by the White Dwelling, asking AI researchers to use device mastering instruments and tactics to support provide reply to important questions about the disorder. Atos has a devoted group of ten industry experts functioning on the job.

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