Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the significant-functionality computer systems Santos Dumont and Ogbon, both equally developed by Atos, are becoming used on scientific studies for the advancement of medicines and vaccines in opposition to COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in electronic transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are becoming used in exploration for the advancement of vaccines and medication in opposition to the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), and Ogbon, at SENAI CIMATEC. The supercomputers are considered the biggest in Brazil and in South The united states and are in the Top rated five hundred list of the most highly effective supercomputers in the world. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Section at Stanford University, in the United States.

The purpose is to contribute to the Folding@property venture, coordinated by the University, which scientific studies the evolution of the coronavirus in the human overall body, based mostly on the conversation of viral proteins, which opens the way for the advancement of unique vaccines and medications. Owing to their significant functionality and potential, the two supercomputers are preferably situated to contribute to this form of exploration. They can be used for parallel processing, elaborate calculations and comprehensive and intense tasks – procedures that demand quadrillions of calculations for every second.

Santos Dumont, mounted at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have sixty% of its potential committed to the Folding@property venture, which is two petaflops (equal to the computational potential of two million laptops performing with each other). Ogbon, positioned at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Centre, in Salvador, aims to have fifty% of its potential devoted to exploration, which corresponds to 1 petaflops (or 1 million laptops).

“Our purpose is to join folks, engineering and firms to aid improve the world in which we stay. The use of our supercomputers in the fight in opposition to Covid-19’s improvement is just this. We are extremely happy to offer significant-functionality engineering to aid and establish exploration that can save thousands and thousands of lives”, says Luis Casuscelli, Director of Major Information and Cybersecurity at Atos in South The united states. “Atos devices have previously supported LNCC scientists to detect the supply of the virus’s entry, and to detect that every distinctive supply has a distinctive attribute –which will aid scientists and researchers make a lot more effective vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in electronic transformation with in excess of 110,000 personnel in 73 nations around the world and annual earnings of in excess of € eleven billion. European quantity just one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Effectiveness Computing, the Group gives end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Major Information, Business enterprise Programs and Digital Workplace solutions. The team is the Around the world Information and facts Technological innovation Husband or wife for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates underneath the brand names Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to aid style and design the long term of the information engineering place. Its experience and expert services aid the advancement of expertise, education and learning as well as multicultural and pluralistic ways to exploration that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the team enables its clients, personnel and collaborators, and customers of societies at big to stay, get the job done and establish sustainably and confidently in the information engineering place.

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