Marconi on the path to exascale

Carlo Cavazzoni (CINECA) and Andrea Ferretti (CNR Nano), both researchers of the MaX European Centre of Excellence, explain the role of Marconi and supercomputing in the expansion of knowledge and in code optimization in a brand new article on HPCwire.

What can you do with 381,392 CPU cores? For Cineca, it means enabling computational scientists to expand a large part of the world’s body of knowledge from the nanoscale to the astronomic, from calculating quantum effects in new materials to supporting bioinformatics for advanced healthcare research to screening millions of possible chemical combinations to attack a deadly virus.

Cineca hosts Italy’s most powerful supercomputing resource at its Supercomputing Applications and Innovation (SCAI) center. Called Marconi, the 20 petaflops system provides computing for projects in Italy and across Europe. Marconi is one of the European Center of Excellence (CoE) for HPC applications, and it is part of the EuroHPC project, a joint collaboration across the EU to develop Exascale computing facilities. Among the many groups Cineca supports with supercomputing, is the Materials Design at Exascale (MaX) project, also a European CoE.

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