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Spanish National Center for Biotechnology uses Atos supercomputing expertise to find out how Covid-19 virus initiates infection

Paris, July nine, 2020

Atos, a world chief in digital transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Device at the Spanish Countrywide Centre for Biotechnology (CNB), part of the Spanish Countrywide Analysis Council (CSIC), is working with Atos’ supercomputing source to create a refined 3D product of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By recognizing far more detail about the structure of this protein, which is the just one that the virus uses to enter human cells, researchers can much better realize how the virus initiates an infection. This crucial stage forward might help in the progress of a vaccine.

The product, designed at the Biocomputing Device of CNB-CSIC working with 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a intricate structural procedure, will permit researchers and scientists to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been manufactured offered to all scientific researchers throughout the planet working on the virus.

Photograph: Refined 3D product of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein

Professor JM Carazo of CNB, reported: “We’re definitely happy that we have been in a position to make this crucial stage forward in the structural being familiar with of the viral glycoprotein, which is owing in part to the acceleration provided by our potent supercomputers. Now the scientific community all over the world can accessibility a mass of structural knowledge around SARS-Cov-2, so we can get the job done together to help make this invisible enemy seen.”

 Dr Natalia Jimenez, Atos’ HPC, AI and Quantum Lifestyle Sciences Centre of Excellence Director additional: “We’re honored to be in a position to present these researchers the remarkable computing power desired to help them get benefits quicker. By combining exploration abilities with our technological abilities and working experience, we’re in a position to acquire important resources that will help help the world struggle in opposition to the virus.

The HPC source contains Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputer, dependent at the CNB-CSIC in Madrid, as well as added compute abilities and accessibility to Atos specialists at Atos’ new world HPC, AI & Quantum Lifestyle Sciences Centre of Excellence. CNB-CSIC is just one of the initial exploration institutes to use this new heart, which gives researchers with accessibility to leading-edge technologies, this kind of as Quantum, Substantial Efficiency Computing and AI, supported by Atos’ merchandise, companies and abilities in these sectors to help improve Lifestyle Sciences discovery and innovation.



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