We have already told you about the Leonardo supercomputer from Bologna, a true Italian perfection: the massive PC, in fact, fourth strongest in the worldand the most powerful in all of Europe. Leonardo finally took office today in the presence of officials, including President Sergio Mattarella.
In fact, on November 24, the President visited the Technopole of Bologna, where he is. Leonardo officially opened his serverIt is funded by the European Commission and the Ministry of University and Research. The computing power of the supercomputer is 250 PetaFLOPs, or 250 million billion floating point operations per second.
together with the Head of State, Ministry of University and Research, Anna Maria Bernini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini and Mayor of Bologna Matteo Lepore. Leonardo will be led by the Cineca inter-university consortium, which includes 69 Italian universities, 27 public institutions and two ministries.
At the moment, Leonardo’s strength reaches 174.4 PetaFLOPs, but Cineca and Atos promise the supercomputer will reach the expected power of 250 PetaFLOPs when the latest components arrive at Tecnopolo. Bologna Mayor Matteo Lepore told RaiNews, “Leonardo throws us towards the digital revolution: it will allow us to explore new frontiers of development and research.”.
But according to Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region, November 24 “that one day We should not hesitate to define history.. President Mattarella’s presence honors us as we return this outstanding achievement to the country and Europe.”.
Source: Every Eye