Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the high-effectiveness computers Santos Dumont

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the high-effectiveness computers Santos Dumont and Ogbon, both produced by Atos, are remaining employed on experiments for the growth of medications and vaccines in opposition to COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world chief in electronic transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are remaining employed in analysis for the growth of vaccines and medication in opposition to the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the Countrywide Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), and Ogbon, at SENAI CIMATEC. The supercomputers are viewed as the biggest in Brazil and in South America and are in the Major 500 checklist of the most powerful supercomputers in the entire world. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Office at Stanford University, in the United States.

The goal is to contribute to the [email protected] job, coordinated by the University, which experiments the evolution of the coronavirus in the human body, dependent on the conversation of viral proteins, which opens the way for the growth of certain vaccines and drugs. Owing to their high effectiveness and capability, the two supercomputers are preferably positioned to contribute to this kind of analysis. They can be employed for parallel processing, elaborate calculations and comprehensive and intensive duties – procedures that demand from customers quadrillions of calculations for every 2nd.

Santos Dumont, installed at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have 60% of its capability devoted to the [email protected] job, which is 2 petaflops (equivalent to the computational capability of 2 million laptops working with each other). Ogbon, located at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Center, in Salvador, aims to have 50% of its capability devoted to analysis, which corresponds to one petaflops (or one million laptops).

“Our goal is to hook up men and women, technological innovation and businesses to help improve the entire world in which we dwell. The use of our supercomputers in the struggle in opposition to Covid-19’s improvement is particularly this. We are quite very pleased to deliver high-effectiveness technological innovation to assistance and develop analysis that can help save tens of millions of lives”, suggests Luis Casuscelli, Director of Significant Info and Cybersecurity at Atos in South America. “Atos machines have now supported LNCC scientists to detect the supply of the virus’s entry, and to detect that each and every various supply has a various attribute –which will assistance scientists and scientists develop far more successful vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a world chief in electronic transformation with above a hundred and ten,000 staff members in 73 countries and annual profits of above € 11 billion. European range one particular in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Efficiency Computing, the Group delivers finish-to-finish Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Significant Info, Small business Purposes and Digital Workplace alternatives. The group is the Globally Information and facts Know-how Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Online games and operates beneath the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The goal of Atos is to help design the future of the data technological innovation house. Its experience and providers assistance the growth of expertise, schooling as effectively as multicultural and pluralistic ways to analysis that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the group allows its shoppers, staff members and collaborators, and members of societies at substantial to dwell, get the job done and develop sustainably and confidently in the data technological innovation house.

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