Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the superior-effectiveness desktops Santos Dumont and Ogbon, the two made by Atos, are staying utilised on scientific studies for the advancement of medications and vaccines against COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world wide leader in electronic transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are staying utilised in analysis for the advancement 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 thought of the largest in Brazil and in South The united states and are in the Top five hundred list of the most highly effective supercomputers in the earth. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Section at Stanford College, in the United States.

The aim is to lead to the Folding@house job, coordinated by the College, which scientific studies the evolution of the coronavirus in the human physique, primarily based on the interaction of viral proteins, which opens the way for the advancement of specific vaccines and drugs. Owing to their superior effectiveness and ability, the two supercomputers are preferably positioned to lead to this type of analysis. They can be utilised for parallel processing, elaborate calculations and extensive and intense duties – processes that demand from customers quadrillions of calculations for each second.

Santos Dumont, put in at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have sixty% of its ability devoted to the Folding@house job, which is 2 petaflops (equivalent to the computational ability of 2 million laptops doing work with each other). Ogbon, found at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Center, in Salvador, aims to have fifty% of its ability devoted to analysis, which corresponds to 1 petaflops (or 1 million laptops).

“Our reason is to link people today, technology and firms to aid increase the earth in which we are living. The use of our supercomputers in the struggle against Covid-19’s advancement is just this. We are extremely proud to present superior-effectiveness technology to guidance and build analysis that can preserve hundreds of thousands of lives”, suggests Luis Casuscelli, Director of Huge Data and Cybersecurity at Atos in South The united states. “Atos machines have presently supported LNCC scientists to identify the resource of the virus’s entry, and to identify that every unique resource has a unique attribute –which will guidance scientists and scientists build a lot more effective vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with more than one hundred ten,000 staff in seventy three international locations and annual income of more than € 11 billion. European amount 1 in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Performance Computing, the Group gives stop-to-stop Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Huge Data, Enterprise Purposes and Digital Office options. The group is the Globally Info Technological know-how Lover for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates beneath the makes Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The reason of Atos is to aid structure the long term of the facts technology space. Its skills and providers guidance the advancement of awareness, instruction as properly as multicultural and pluralistic strategies to analysis that lead to scientific and technological excellence. Across the earth, the group enables its prospects, staff and collaborators, and users of societies at large to are living, get the job done and build sustainably and confidently in the facts technology space.

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