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Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the substantial-overall performance personal computers Santos Dumont and Ogbon, both generated by Atos, are currently being made use of on scientific tests for the progress of medications and vaccines versus COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world chief in electronic transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are currently being made use of in study 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 considered the biggest in Brazil and in South America and are in the Top rated 500 record of the most impressive supercomputers in the environment. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Department at Stanford University, in the United States.

The aim is to add to the [email protected] undertaking, coordinated by the University, which scientific tests the evolution of the coronavirus in the human system, primarily based on the interaction of viral proteins, which opens the way for the progress of unique vaccines and prescription drugs. Owing to their substantial overall performance and capability, the two supercomputers are preferably located to add to this variety of study. They can be made use of for parallel processing, intricate calculations and in depth and intense jobs – procedures that need quadrillions of calculations per next.

Santos Dumont, mounted at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have 60% of its capability devoted to the [email protected] undertaking, which is two petaflops (equivalent to the computational capability of two million laptops functioning together). Ogbon, located at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Heart, in Salvador, aims to have fifty% of its capability devoted to study, which corresponds to 1 petaflops (or 1 million laptops).

“Our purpose is to link individuals, technologies and corporations to assist enhance the environment in which we reside. The use of our supercomputers in the fight versus Covid-19’s development is exactly this. We are pretty proud to give substantial-overall performance technologies to guidance and produce study that can conserve tens of millions of lives”, says Luis Casuscelli, Director of Significant Knowledge and Cybersecurity at Atos in South America. “Atos equipment have currently supported LNCC researchers to establish the source of the virus’s entry, and to establish that just about every diverse source has a diverse attribute –which will guidance researchers and scientists make more powerful vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world chief in electronic transformation with over one hundred ten,000 staff members in seventy three countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European selection a person in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Substantial-Efficiency Computing, the Group presents conclusion-to-conclusion Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Knowledge, Enterprise Apps and Electronic Place of work alternatives. The group is the Throughout the world Information Technological innovation Companion for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates underneath the models Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to assist style the upcoming of the details technologies house. Its abilities and services guidance the progress of expertise, schooling as effectively as multicultural and pluralistic strategies to study that add to scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the environment, the group allows its consumers, staff members and collaborators, and members of societies at big to reside, perform and produce sustainably and confidently in the details technologies house.

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