COVID-19: Fast access to HPC supercomputing facilities

The Associazione Big Data promotes fast access to HPC supercomputing facilities owned and managed by the members of the Association for projects that aim to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, also in close cooperation with the International Foundation for Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development.  

The members of the Association that joined the action, CINECA, CMCC, ENEA, INFN-CNAF, almost represent the whole HPC capability at national level.
The identification of new therapeutic practices, the study of viral antibodies, the knowledge of the molecular structure of the virus and its mutations, the preparation of an effective vaccine are strongly based on silico research and development methods. As well as the elaboration of the diffusion and containment models of the epidemic.
For this reason, the Association is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Researchers of all nationalities with affiliation to both public and private Italian institutions can submit research projects. To apply please register to, go to “ISCRA Access” and prepare a new application of type C.Inside the application please flag the COVID-19 field.