One of the three pre-exascale class computers funded by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking – EuroHPC will be hosted in Italy by Cineca at the Bologna Technopole. The italian supercomputer will have a peak power of 270 petaflops, will be called LEONARDO and will be one of the 5 most powerful supercomputers in the world. The economic commitment will be of 240 million euros, divided in half between MIUR (120 million euros, distributed over seven years 2019-2025) and European Commission (the remaining 120 million).

It will support the development of important applications in areas such as personalized medicine, drug and material design, bioengineering, weather forecasting and climate change.

European Commission – Press release