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.

It will develop new applications in areas such as artificial intelligence and personalised medicine, renewable energy sources, drug and material design, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, and combating climate change.

During the ceremony, which will be held at construction site in Bologna, on November 24th from 9.30, at the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, and other Italian, Regional and European authorities and of the national and international research community. 

In the first panel Mr. Michele ParrinelloDreyfus Prize for Chemical Sciences and Benjamin Franklin Medal for Chemistry, Mr. Philippe Oliva, CEO Atos Corporate, Mr. Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford and Professor at the University of Bologna and Mr. Anders Jensen, Executive Director of EuroHPC, will discuss about science and innovation.  

In the last panel Mr. Roberto ViolaDirector General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission (CNECT), Mr. Sergio Dompé, President of Dompé, Mr. Giuseppe di Franco, CEO Atos Italia and Mr. Antonio Zoccoli, President of National Research Centre in High Performance Computing, Big Data and Quantum Computing Foundation, will talk about the importance of the high performance computing for industry and economics.

The Honours of the house will belong to the President of Cineca Francesco Ubertini and CEO of Cineca David Vannozzi.

More information is available here.

Inauguration Leonardo