CNAF against COVID-19

CNAF is in the front lines against COVID-19: one of the major European computing and data instrastructure, Advanced Cloud solutions and IT skills of its staff have been made available to research in this field.
In particular, CNAF partecipates or coordinates different initiatives:
  • the European project EXSCALATE4CoV, that aims to identify inhibiting drugs for Coronavirus among already tested molecules and other 500 million ones. In this context, CNAF provides a data archiving system and will also make part of its computing resources available.
  • the initiative INFN/R4I – Protein Folding shared with Sibylla Biotech, that aims to identify the intermediate states of protein ACE2 involved in the spread of infectious diseases. In this context, CNAF has provided about half of its overall computing capacity (200 kHS06). The project involves also different INFN Tier-2s.
  • the initiative INFN Cloud for Medicine, that aims to provide solutions to adapt and execute applications of simulation and medical and bioinformatics analysis through the open source platform INFN Cloud, exploiting also ISO27001 certified zones, for a suitable treatment of sensitive data.