Italy is leading Exscalate4CoV (E4C), the public-private consortium receiving today 3 mln Euros from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 tender for projects to counter the Coronavirus pandemic and improve the management and care of patients. The tender assigned a total of 47.5 million euro to 17 projects (EC press release enclosed)
E4C consortium is leveraging EU’s supercomputing resources coupling them with some of the continent’s best life-science research labs to counter international pandemics faster and more efficiently.
At the core of the project is Exscalate (EXaSCale smArt pLatform Against paThogEns), at present the most powerful (and cost-efficient) intelligent supercomputing platform in the world, developed by Dompé. Exscalate (exscalate.eu) leverages a "chemical library" of 500 billion molecules, thanks to a processing capacity of more than 3 million molecules per second.
More information in the press release and on the EU Commission site.