Bologna Nov. 24, 2022 - Inauguration ceremony this morning at the Tecnopolo of Bologna for Leonardo, the supercomputer ranked fourth on the Top500 list of the world's fastest computers, in the presence of President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella. 

The honors for Cineca were done by President Francesco Ubertini and Director General David Vannozzi. The event was attended by the Minister of University and Research, Anna Maria Bernini. The European Commission was represented by Roberto Viola, director general for Communications Networks, CNECT Content. Also present were the president of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini, and the mayor of Bologna, Matteo Lepore. On stage, also the voice of researchers using the system, represented by Ilaria Siloi, researcher in Quantum Computing.

In addition to the institutional greetings and panels, moderated by journalist Barbara Carfagna, during which the many possible applications of supercomputing for research and society were also presented, Cineca staff presented the main phases of the project, from the construction of the data center to the installation of the supercomputer to its features and operation.              

 

 

Press release: https://www.cineca.it/en/hot-topics/Leonardo-inauguration

Leonardo website: https://leonardo-supercomputer.cineca.eu

Inauguration program: https://leonardo-supercomputer.cineca.eu/inauguration-leonardo-agenda-and-info/

 

Photos

Significant moments of the event will be captured by the Quirinal's video-photographic facility, which will make the material available to those who send requests to: fotografico@quirinale.it; video@quirinale.it.

Video

 

 

We thanks for video contribution:

Timelapse Leonardo

  • Atos

Timelapse construction site

  • Cefla
  • Dba
  • ICM
  • 3pix

Scientific application

Solid Earth

ChEESE

https://cheese-coe.eu/

Destin Earth

DestinE

https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/policies/destination-earth

Precision agriculture

Highlander

https://highlanderproject.eu/

Human Brain

HumanBrainProject

https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/

Particles Physics

CERN MEDIA

Molecular dynamics

exscalate4cov

https://www.exscalate4cov.eu/consortium.html

Astrophysics

INAF

Digital Humanities

Imediacities.eu  

https://www.isabelladestearchive.org/

Oil & gas (da ENI)

ENI

Industrial applications

e-SHyIPS-modelling_in_waves

Material Science

Aida

https://www.project-aida.eu/

Material Science

MaX

http://www.max-centre.eu/

Digitel Humanites

IDEA project

https://www.isa

belladestearchive.org/

Material Science

SISSA

AI for metro

FBK 

Physics INFN