Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the superior-functionality computer systems Santos Dumont and Ogbon, equally manufactured by Atos, are remaining applied on scientific tests for the progress of medications and vaccines versus COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world wide chief in digital transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are remaining applied in exploration for the progress of vaccines and medicine versus 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 the most significant in Brazil and in South America and are in the Top rated 500 listing of the most highly effective supercomputers in the entire world. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Department at Stanford College, in the United States.

The intention is to add to the Folding@home undertaking, coordinated by the College, which scientific tests the evolution of the coronavirus in the human system, based mostly on the conversation of viral proteins, which opens the way for the progress of specific vaccines and medication. Owing to their superior functionality and capacity, the two supercomputers are preferably situated to add to this variety of exploration. They can be applied for parallel processing, elaborate calculations and extensive and intensive responsibilities – procedures that desire quadrillions of calculations for every next.

Santos Dumont, installed at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have 60% of its capacity focused to the Folding@home undertaking, which is 2 petaflops (equal to the computational capacity of 2 million laptops functioning alongside one another). Ogbon, found at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Centre, in Salvador, aims to have fifty% of its capacity devoted to exploration, which corresponds to one petaflops (or one million laptops).

“Our intent is to join people today, know-how and corporations to enable boost the entire world in which we dwell. The use of our supercomputers in the fight versus Covid-19’s progression is accurately this. We are quite happy to supply superior-functionality know-how to help and produce exploration that can help you save thousands and thousands of lives”, says Luis Casuscelli, Director of Massive Data and Cybersecurity at Atos in South America. “Atos machines have already supported LNCC researchers to identify the resource of the virus’s entry, and to identify that each and every different resource has a different attribute –which will help researchers and researchers create a lot more successful vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in digital transformation with around 110,000 workforce in 73 countries and once-a-year profits of around € eleven billion. European number a person in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Team offers stop-to-stop Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Data, Small business Purposes and Electronic Workplace remedies. The group is the Worldwide Facts Engineering Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Game titles and operates under the brand names Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The intent of Atos is to enable layout the foreseeable future of the data know-how house. Its knowledge and services help the progress of awareness, education and learning as effectively as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to exploration that add to scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the group allows its buyers, workforce and collaborators, and associates of societies at big to dwell, operate and produce sustainably and confidently in the data know-how house.

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