Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the higher-effectiveness pcs Santos Dumont and Ogbon, both created by Atos, are getting utilised on research for the enhancement of medicines and vaccines versus COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world wide leader in digital transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are getting utilised in exploration for the enhancement of vaccines and drugs versus the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the Countrywide 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 Best 500 checklist of the most effective supercomputers in the globe. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Section at Stanford University, in the United States.

The intention is to contribute to the Folding@dwelling venture, coordinated by the University, which research the evolution of the coronavirus in the human overall body, based mostly on the interaction of viral proteins, which opens the way for the enhancement of particular vaccines and medication. Owing to their higher effectiveness and capability, the two supercomputers are ideally located to contribute to this sort of exploration. They can be utilised for parallel processing, advanced calculations and intensive and intense duties – procedures that desire quadrillions of calculations for every second.

Santos Dumont, set up at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have sixty{d5f2c26e8a2617525656064194f8a7abd2a56a02c0e102ae4b29477986671105} of its capability committed to the Folding@dwelling venture, which is 2 petaflops (equivalent to the computational capability of 2 million laptops functioning alongside one another). Ogbon, positioned at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Middle, in Salvador, aims to have 50{d5f2c26e8a2617525656064194f8a7abd2a56a02c0e102ae4b29477986671105} of its capability devoted to exploration, which corresponds to 1 petaflops (or 1 million laptops).

“Our purpose is to connect folks, technologies and corporations to aid increase the globe in which we are living. The use of our supercomputers in the struggle versus Covid-19’s progression is precisely this. We are very happy to give higher-effectiveness technologies to aid and produce exploration that can help save hundreds of thousands of lives”, states Luis Casuscelli, Director of Major Facts and Cybersecurity at Atos in South The us. “Atos devices have already supported LNCC scientists to determine the resource of the virus’s entry, and to determine that each individual unique resource has a unique attribute –which will aid scientists and scientists make far more productive vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in digital transformation with above 110,000 workforce in 73 nations around the world and yearly income of above € 11 billion. European selection 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Higher-General performance Computing, the Team supplies close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Facts, Business enterprise Apps and Digital Office solutions. The group is the All over the world Details Technologies Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates below the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to aid design the future of the information and facts technologies area. Its skills and solutions aid the enhancement of information, education and learning as well as multicultural and pluralistic techniques to exploration that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the globe, the group enables its buyers, workforce and collaborators, and associates of societies at substantial to are living, get the job done and produce sustainably and confidently in the information and facts technologies area.

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