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The Italian supercomputer MARCONI100, available to the Italian and European scientific community, is now number 9 in the Top500. Marconi100 is the largest supercomputer available in Italian and European Academic sector.
This 7th edition of the Cineca HPC Annual Report continues our commitment to offer data and information about our effort and impact in HPC on the scientific community and to share with all our stakeholders our vision and perspectives of development
The system, acquired by Cineca within the PPI4HPC European initiative and installed at Cineca in February, opens the way to the pre-exascale Leonardo supercomputer expected to be installed in 2021.

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On October 1st, the European Center of Excellence in exascale computing “TREX - Targeting Real chemical accuracy at the EXascale”, has officially started its activities. TREX Center of Excellence is a consortium of 12 partners, funded under the Horizon 2020 program. Cineca is part of this consortium and will contribute with scientific expertise and HPC facilities.
The European supercomputer Leonardo, managed by Cineca that will be installed at the end of 2021 in the new data center located in Bologna Tecnopolo, will be based on Atos BullSequana XH2000 technology, and feature nearly 14,000 next generation NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR InfiniBand. It will deliver 10 exaflops of FP16 AI performance.
On October 5th, the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the President Giuseppe Conte and the Minister of University and Research Gaetano Manfredi, approved the rules for the establishment of the National Agency for Meteorology and Climatology called "ItaliaMeteo" and measures aimed at facilitating the coordination of the management of meteorology and climatology.