The UK’s Hartree Centre deploys Atos supercomputer for Coronavirus treatment research

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About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. In the UK & Ireland around 10,000 employees deliver business technology solutions for some of the country’s largest public and private sector organisations. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education as well as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, employees and collaborators, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably and confidently in the information technology space.

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About [email protected]

[email protected] ([email protected]) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics such as protein folding and movement, essential in understanding mechanisms of disease. It brings together a community of citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers with insights from this work helping scientists to better understand protein interactions, providing new opportunities to develop therapeutics.

[email protected] released the first wave of projects for simulating protein targets for COVID-19 on 10 March 2020 and will continue to release new simulation projects as more data becomes available. 

Anyone with a personal computer can contribute directly to the project

The [email protected] project is playing an essential role in understanding the mechanisms of disease, and most importantly COVID-19. It is bringing together a community of ‘citizen scientists’ who are volunteering to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers with insights from this work helping scientists to better understand protein interactions, providing new opportunities to develop therapeutics.

Find out more about [email protected], including what you can do to help at the website.

Information on how to get started and download the software at https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/. 

The [email protected] team recently held a Reddit #AskMeAnything for the public to ask questions about the project. Read more here.

[1] Over an exaflop in aggregate

[2] 800+ nodes of Intel Knights Landing processors