The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella attended the inauguration ceremony of the Leonardo supercomputer, which was held on November 24 at the Bologna Technopole. The supercomputer, ranked fourth on the Top500 list of the fastest computers in the world, represents an asset for the country and for Europe. The presence of the President of the Republic at the ceremony highlights the institutional importance of the infrastructure managed by Cineca for our country.
The President of the Republic was welcomed by Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region; Matteo Lepore, Mayor of Bologna; Anna Maria Bernini, Minister of University and Research; Francesco Ubertini, President of CINECA; Roberto Viola, Director General of Communications Networks, Content and Technologies, European Commission (CNECT).
After the Ceremony, the Head of State went to the Leonardo supercomputer site, where he received greetings from other personalities including Giovanni Molari, Rector of the University of Bologna, David Vannozzi, CEO of Cineca, Sanzio Bassini, Director of the HPC Department.