Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the substantial-overall performance desktops Santos Dumont and Ogbon, the two created by Atos, are becoming applied on scientific studies for the development of medicines and vaccines against COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a worldwide chief in electronic transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are becoming applied in investigation for the development of vaccines and drugs 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 biggest in Brazil and in South The united states and are in the Best 500 list of the most effective supercomputers in the world. The initiative is led by the Chemistry Division at Stanford University, in the United States.

The aim is to add to the Folding@household venture, coordinated by the University, which scientific studies the evolution of the coronavirus in the human body, centered on the interaction of viral proteins, which opens the way for the development of distinct vaccines and drugs. Owing to their substantial overall performance and potential, the two supercomputers are preferably positioned to add to this kind of investigation. They can be applied for parallel processing, advanced calculations and intensive and intense tasks – processes that demand quadrillions of calculations per next.

Santos Dumont, mounted at LNCC, in Rio de Janeiro, aims to have 60{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} of its potential dedicated to the Folding@household venture, which is two petaflops (equivalent to the computational potential of two million laptops operating jointly). Ogbon, positioned at the SENAI CIMATEC Supercomputing Centre, in Salvador, aims to have 50{312eb768b2a7ccb699e02fa64aff7eccd2b9f51f6a579147b7ed58dbcded82a2} of its potential devoted to investigation, which corresponds to one petaflops (or one million laptops).

“Our reason is to link men and women, technologies and corporations to enable boost the world in which we live. The use of our supercomputers in the battle against Covid-19’s development is specifically this. We are very proud to offer substantial-overall performance technologies to guidance and build investigation that can conserve hundreds of thousands of lives”, says Luis Casuscelli, Director of Massive Facts and Cybersecurity at Atos in South The united states. “Atos equipment have presently supported LNCC researchers to discover the supply of the virus’s entry, and to discover that every single various supply has a various attribute –which will guidance researchers and researchers make far more successful vaccines.”


About Atos

Atos is a worldwide chief in electronic transformation with more than 110,000 workforce in 73 nations and yearly revenue of more than € eleven billion. European range just one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and Large-Overall performance Computing, the Group offers conclude-to-conclude Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Massive Facts, Business enterprise Applications and Digital Office options. The team is the Worldwide Info Know-how Associate for the Olympic & Paralympic Video games and operates below the makes Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The reason of Atos is to enable style and design the future of the data technologies room. Its knowledge and services guidance the development of information, education and learning as nicely as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to investigation that add to scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the team enables its buyers, workforce and collaborators, and users of societies at large to live, do the job and build sustainably and confidently in the data technologies room.

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