Digital Enablers

The exponential growth in distributed and parallel computing capabilities, along with High Performance Computing (HPC), have led to a proliferation of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning algorithms.

In terms of computing capabilities and storage analytics, Leonardo calls on Cloud-enabled HPC infrastructure that is compatible with big data architecture and can be integrated into civil and military facilities and resources. In the military field, research is focusing on the use of satellite and 5G technologies for advanced infrastructure diagnostics (for example in the railway sector), as well as emergency prevention, monitoring and management, and public safety services.

Research in the fields of HPC, Cloud, and big data aims to steer the company towards adopting cutting-edge digital technologies capable of harnessing the power of HPC and new methods for extracting and displaying information. In particular, the company is committed to participating in European projects and consortia such as GAIA-X and EuroHPC. 

Blockchain plays a fundamental role in this context, given its many potential applications in the civil and military fields, in combination with technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. A blockchain is a type of distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. It can be used to track assets and events, and to ensure the best possible data is used in AI algorithms. The result is better-informed decisions and reduced costs.

The Leonardo Labs tasked with developing skills in the field of HPC, Cloud and big data across all business areas are: