Optimize computing power and accelerate research against genetic diseases.

We are delighted with this virtuous collaboration between Qarnot and Imagine on several levels. The reduction in compute time that will be achieved thanks to the Qarnot teams is essential to accelerate research, make a diagnosis in sick children, and thus change the lives of families affected by genetic diseases. These faster, optimized and low-carbon compute are in line with this ambition, as well as with the ambition to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible, as part of a societal responsibility approach.
Professor Stanislas Lyonnet
Director of the Imagine Institute
The company

The Imagine Institute, labeled Institut Carnot, is the leading research, care and teaching center for genetic diseases. With the mission of understanding and curing these diseases, the Institute brings together 1,000 of the best doctors, researchers and healthcare personnel in an architecture that creates synergies. It is this unprecedented continuum of expertise, combined with proximity to patients, that enables Imagine to make discoveries for the benefit of patients.

Genetic diseases: reducing the environmental impact of computer compute

For its research on genetic diseases, the Imagine Institute uses large quantities of high-performance compute. These contribute, for example, to the detection of possible correlations between variations in DNA and the appearance of rare genetic diseases. For Imagine, the challenge is to achieve convincing results while reducing its carbon footprint. With this in mind, Qarnot and Imagine have been looking at future projects.

A series of compute was launched in the summer of 2021 to assess possible synergies and Qarnot's ability to meet the technical challenges required by Imagine. Qarnot has made available a hundred high-performance processors, whose results have been very convincing over the first 300,000 compute. This test was encouraging in two ways. Thanks to the optimization of the compute, the execution time was considerably reduced. In addition, thanks to Qarnot's unique heat recovery model, the carbon footprint equivalent to the compute performed was reduced by 90% compared to a conventional data center.

\"We are very proud to contribute to the indispensable work of the Imagine Institute. The objectives set with Imagine are ambitious! This Great Cause 2021 will be full of meaning and is close to our hearts, and we will make a contribution that corresponds to the values of the company. Our teams are eager to participate in this technical, scientific and environmental challenge\", says Paul Benoit, President and co-founder of the company.