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

Paris, July nine, 2020 Atos, a global chief in electronic transformation, announce that the Biocomputing

Paris, July nine, 2020

Atos, a global chief in electronic transformation, announce that the Biocomputing Device at the Spanish National Center for Biotechnology (CNB), part of the Spanish National Study Council (CSIC), is utilizing Atos’ supercomputing source to produce a refined 3D model of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. By understanding far more detail about the construction of this protein, which is the a single that the virus employs to enter human cells, scientists can improved comprehend how the virus initiates an infection. This essential action ahead may well aid in the progress of a vaccine.

The model, developed at the Biocomputing Device of CNB-CSIC utilizing 3D cryoelectron microscopy, a complex structural system, will enable scientists and researchers to visualize not only the spike glycoprotein but also other SARS-Cov2 proteins. It has been produced offered to all scientific scientists throughout the world doing the job on the virus.

Photo: Refined 3D model of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein

Professor JM Carazo of CNB, stated: “We’re definitely happy that we have been able to make this essential action ahead in the structural being familiar with of the viral glycoprotein, which is thanks in part to the acceleration delivered by our impressive supercomputers. Now the scientific group worldwide can entry a mass of structural know-how all around SARS-Cov-two, so we can perform with each other to aid make this invisible enemy obvious.”

 Dr Natalia Jimenez, Atos’ HPC, AI and Quantum Everyday living Sciences Center of Excellence Director extra: “We’re honored to be able to present these scientists the outstanding computing energy required to aid them get final results faster. By combining investigate expertise with our technological expertise and working experience, we’re able to develop important resources that will aid guidance the global fight in opposition to the virus.

The HPC source involves Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputer, centered at the CNB-CSIC in Madrid, moreover additional compute capabilities and entry to Atos industry experts at Atos’ new global HPC, AI & Quantum Everyday living Sciences Center of Excellence. CNB-CSIC is a single of the initially investigate institutes to use this new middle, which supplies scientists with entry to primary-edge technologies, these as Quantum, Large General performance Computing and AI, supported by Atos’ merchandise, providers and expertise in these sectors to aid strengthen Everyday living Sciences discovery and innovation.



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