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PRACE Autumn School familiarised international students and postdoctoral researchers with modern GPU-accelerated supercomputers

The PRACE Autumn School 2021 brought together undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers in different disciplines. One of the highlights of the school was the visit to CSC’s data center in Kajaani, the home of one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world: LUMI. It was a unique opportunity for the participants to familiarise themselves with the cutting-edge data infrastructure in the field of HPC.

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Destination Earth and digital twins – a European opportunity for HPC

Heatwaves, deadly floods, and wildfires are some examples of extreme weather climate change is affecting. Imagine an information system that would help our societies deal with natural hazards, protect our societies from extreme weather and adapt to climate change. Destination Earth is an answer to this need.

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On nuclear waste disposal, computationally

CSC and Posiva Ltd have collaborated to study the permafrost-evolution scenario in the future in Olkiluoto area, where the world's first nuclear waste disposal site is currently being mined. CSC offered to Posiva Puhti supercomputer’s computation capacity and Elmer software and gave consulting services to CoSci LLC, a US-based company working for Posiva.

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ELIXIR: providing a sustainable infrastructure for life science data for all life science projects at European scale

ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life science data, has worked to bring Europe’s national centers and core bioinformatics resources into a single, coordinated infrastructure. The ELIXIR Node in Finland is hosted at CSC - IT Center for Science.

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How did LUMI end up in Finland?

LUMI supercomputer’s second installation phase is currently ongoing at CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland. Soon researchers across academia and industry will have an unforeseen tool – Europe’s fastest supercomputer. Getting the LUMI supercomputer to Finland was no forgone conclusion. Although the LUMI consortium, led by CSC, officially joined the competition to get one of the three EuroHPC pre-exascale supercomputers to Kajaani in 2019, the background work began years earlier.

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At the racing track of quantum computers

In a sense, quantum computers are already much more powerful than traditional supercomputers. In the form of the ever-useful car analogy: quantum computers of today are like the fastest racing cars ever built, or even imagined. There is a caveat, however.

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Open course on supercomputers

Major scientific, technological and industrial breakthroughs require increasingly sophisticated and advanced tools. One of the most important research tools today is a supercomputer. In order to raise awareness of supercomputers and the benefits of high-performance computing, CSC and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences jointly created an open online course called Elements of Supercomputing.

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Älkäämme jättäkö jo tehtyjä TKI-investointeja hyödyntämättä!

Mediassa on viime aikoina kirjoitettu CSC:n Kajaanin datakeskukseen sijoitetusta LUMI-supertietokoneesta, mm. Helsingin Sanomat kirjoitti lokakuussa otsikolla ”Euroopan nopein tietokone ratkoo pian suuria pulmia”. Kirjoitus kiteytti hyvin LUMIn käyttötarkoituksen eli eurooppalaisten tutkijoiden löytämien ongelmien ratkaisun – nopeasti. Huomionarvioista on, että hyöty on suuri koko Euroopalle, mutta myös Suomelle itselleen.

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Case Kajaani University of Applied Sciences: CSC's cloud computing supports games development

A student at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is working on a thesis on the utilisation of GPU computing in photogrammetry-based 3D modelling. Photogrammetry refers to creating 3D models from digital photographs and video image.

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Case WB-Sails & Deltamarin: Using HPC and computational fluid dynamics in ship design

Ship-building sector companies use HPC, computational fluid dynamics and data visualisation open-mindedly to support their production planning.

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Case University of Jyväskylä: Research in gold nanoparticles relies on PRACE computing resources

Professor Hannu Häkkinen and his research group studies the structure and properties of gold and silver nanoparticles and their uses in chemistry. The research helps scientists develop vaccines against the viruses.

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Case Aalto University: CSC services are at the core of fusion energy research

The research group of Professor Taina Kurki-Suonio has utilised CSC's computing capacity, visualisation services and Elmer software in its fusion research.

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