The HPC5 supercomputer was launched at a special event on February 6, 2020, at Eni’s Green Data Center. Daniele Manca, columnist and deputy editor-in-chief at Corriere della Sera, covered the event and talked to Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi about this exciting new advance. The event focused on how technological innovation will help shape the future of energy. The HPC5 is a powerful and vital tool that now plays a key role in this by speeding up important research projects.
Also attending were Biondo Biondi, professor of geophysics and co-director of the Stanford Exploration Project at Stanford University; Fabio Trincardi, director of the Department of Earth Systems Science and Environmental Technologies at the National Research Council (CNR) and joint director of the CNR base on Svalbard; Giuliana Mattiazzo, vice rector for technology transfer at the Polytechnic University of Turin; and Dennis G Whyte, director of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The programme concluded with Eni president Emma Marcegaglia speaking on the current state of energy transformation. They discussed studies and assessments of the effects of warming in the Arctic cryosphere on the climate and environment, including research done in collaboration with the CNR unit in Lecce. Among many other topics covered at the event was the work Eni has done on magnetic fusion with MIT in Boston and with the Polytechnic University of Turin on fluid-dynamic modelling for the MaREnergy, ISWEC and PowerBuoy® systems.