Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the significant-performance desktops Santos Dumont and Ogbon, each made by Atos, are getting applied on reports for the development of medications and vaccines against COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a worldwide leader in digital transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are getting applied in research for the development of vaccines and medicine against the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), and Ogbon, at SENAI CIMATEC. The supercomputers are regarded as the greatest in Brazil and in South The usa and are in the Major five hundred list of the most impressive supercomputers in the world. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Office at Stanford College, in the United States.

The goal is to contribute to the Folding@residence task, coordinated by the College, which reports the evolution of the coronavirus in the human overall body, based on the conversation of viral proteins, which opens the way for the development of specific vaccines and medication. Owing to their significant performance and ability, the two supercomputers are ideally positioned to contribute to this style of research. They can be applied for parallel processing, elaborate calculations and comprehensive and intensive jobs – processes that need quadrillions of calculations for every second.

Santos Dumont, mounted at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have sixty{bcdc0d62f3e776dc94790ed5d1b431758068d4852e7f370e2bcf45b6c3b9404d} of its ability focused to the Folding@residence task, which is 2 petaflops (equivalent to the computational ability of 2 million laptops working jointly). Ogbon, situated at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Middle, in Salvador, aims to have fifty{bcdc0d62f3e776dc94790ed5d1b431758068d4852e7f370e2bcf45b6c3b9404d} of its ability devoted to research, which corresponds to 1 petaflops (or 1 million laptops).

“Our function is to join men and women, technologies and organizations to help strengthen the world in which we dwell. The use of our supercomputers in the struggle against Covid-19’s progression is specifically this. We are pretty very pleased to supply significant-performance technologies to guidance and create research that can help save hundreds of thousands of lives”, says Luis Casuscelli, Director of Big Details and Cybersecurity at Atos in South The usa. “Atos equipment have already supported LNCC scientists to identify the supply of the virus’s entry, and to identify that each individual diverse supply has a diverse characteristic –which will guidance scientists and researchers create more powerful vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a worldwide leader in digital transformation with more than one hundred ten,000 staff in 73 countries and yearly profits of more than € eleven billion. European number 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Higher-Functionality Computing, the Group supplies close-to-close Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Details, Small business Apps and Electronic Office options. The group is the Around the world Info Engineering Spouse for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates under the brand names Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The function of Atos is to help style and design the long term of the facts technologies place. Its expertise and companies guidance the development of understanding, schooling as nicely as multicultural and pluralistic strategies to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, staff and collaborators, and customers of societies at significant to dwell, get the job done and create sustainably and confidently in the facts technologies place.

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