After its debut at the 4th position on the Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, the time has come to inaugurate the supercomputer Leonardo.
With a measured High-Performance Linpack (HPL) performance of 174.7 petaflops, the supercomputer LEONARDO reached the 4th position on the latest release of the Top500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world, as announced at the SC22 conference in Dallas, Texas on November 14, 2022.
Leonardo Pre-exascale Supercomputer
The European supercomputer Leonardo, hosted and managed by Cineca, that will be installed in 2022 in the new data center located in the Technopole of Bologna, is one of the three pre-exascale systems announced by EuroHPC Joint Undertaking.
Cineca has a long history – since its establishment in 1969 – in supplying the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The strong partnership with the EuroHPC initiative has led to the realization of the Leonardo project, a significant step forward in raising European research in the field of computational sciences. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the European presence in high-performance computing, a strategic asset to promote the technological growth of the member states of the Union.
The continuous demand for computational resources requires providing researchers with increasingly high-performance technologies. Furthermore, the launch of new leading Italian and European initiatives, which face increasingly advanced computational challenges, are based on the availability of these technologies.
For example, the Leonardo supercomputer will contribute at the mitigation and management of risks due to extreme situations, natural events, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic events, flash flood, for the fight against pandemic and epidemic situations.
Leonardo's main goals are
Road to Leonardo
why a Supercomputer?
But what is the relationship between supercomputing and our daily life?
Thanks to archival materials, videos and images of scientific simulations, films and articles, this video tells about the projects and scientific challenges that is possible to takle with the aid of a supercomputer.
A story that projects from the past into the future with Leonardo, destined to be one of the most powerful European supercomputers.
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