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The deadline for submit proposals of the LEAP call has been extended

The deadline of the LEAP call for submit proposals has been extend to December 4th 2022.

The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella inaugurates Leonardo

The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella attended the inauguration ceremony of the Leonardo supercomputer.

Leonardo Inauguration on November 24th

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.

Leonardo Ranked 4th in the Top500 list

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.

Cineca at Supercomputing 2022

From November 13 to 18 will be held in Dallas Supercomputing 2022 (SC22), the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

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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

Sustain the computing capability for the Italian and European researchers

The computational power of Leonardo will boost scientific exellences and industrial strenght across Europe.

Help ensure EU sovereignty on strategic technologies​

High Performance Computing is crucial to achieve progresses in research for the European Union as a whole.

tackle relevant and urgent societal challenges

Leonardo will be a critical tool for understanding and responding to complex challenges and transforming them into innovation opportunities.

Road to Leonardo

March 2017
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EuroHPC declaration

Launched in Rome and signed by France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

September 2018
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EuroHPC JU

Creation of a funding and legal entity wich will enable pooling the Union's and national resources on HPC.

June 2019
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Host sites Announced

Eight sites for HPC centres have been selected across the EU. Bologna is selected as the hosting site for Leonardo.

September 2019
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Leonardo presentation

Leonardo was presented during the 2021 European Researchers' Night.

October 2020
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Leonardo Procurement announce

Cineca and EuroHPC JU announce the results of the Leonardo procurement.

January 2021
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Project Kickoff

After the procurement phase, the project officially starts.

February 2022
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EU Delegation's Visit

Minister Maria Cristina Messa and Eu Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel visit the construction site of Leonardo.

July 2022
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JU Delegation's Visit

A EuroHPC JU's delegation visit was scheduled in July.

July 2022
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Leonardo's Data Room is Ready

Approximately on July 18th, Leonardo's Data Room will be ready and delivered.

July 2022
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Delivery of the racks begin

After completion of the data room, Atos' delivery of the racks will begin

October 2022
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Leonardo Powered On

In October, Leonardo was turned on for the first time

November 2022
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Rank on top500 list

With a measured High-Performance Linpack (HPL) performance of 174.7 petaflops Leonardo has reached 4th place on the Top500 list. 

November 2022
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Leonardo inauguration

The Inauguration Ceremony, organised by Cineca, EuroHPC Ju and Leonardo Consortium, will be held on November 24th at the Tecnopolo construction site in Bologna.

Q1 2023
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Preproduction phase

During the first quarter of 2023, the pre-production phase of Leonardo will begin, accessible through the LEAP call

Spring 2023
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Production phase

After the pre-production phase, Leonardo will be made fully operational.

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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Leonardo's Numbers

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