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High-Performance Computing yesterday, today and tomorrow - interview with HPC Specialist Dr. Jussi Enkovaara

We had an excellent opportunity to interview Jussi Enkovaara, one of the experienced tutors of the course PRACE Autumn School: Harnessing EuroHPC Flagship Supercomputers. Currently, he works as HPC Specialist (high-performance computing) at CSC – IT Center for Science and has been developing software for supercomputers since 2005.

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Computational power and support helping Finnish companies to conquer the world

Speechly, a Finnish company specializing in speech interfaces, has developed a new type of technology for understanding real-time spoken language. With CSC’s Puhti supercomputer and Business Finland’s AI Business program, Speechly was able to further improve its speech recognition technology.

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Deep dive into the building of the LUMI data center

The data center for LUMI at Renforsin Ranta business park in Kajaani, Finland, has undergone a complete transformation from an empty former paper mill hall to one of the world’s most ecological data centers, and will soon be ready to welcome LUMI.

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Supercomputer Puhti vs. the Coronavirus: Review of CSC COVID-19 Fast Track Outcome

A total of 15 research projects were selected for the COVID-19 fast track. These projects have investigated the airborne transmission of coronavirus, searched for ways to inhibit virus replication, studied potential drug molecules and their structure-guided optimization, screened for potential drug candidates, studied virus mutations and identified virus variants through sequencing. Almost all of the thousands of coronaviruses detected from Finnish patients have been classified on Puhti supercomputer.  

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Europe’s digital future needs more green ambition!

The significant digital leap taken during the COVID-19 pandemic will very likely lead to permanent changes to the ways in which European societies are organised. In order to adapt the EU’s digital strategies to this new reality, the European Commission has launched a Digital Decade process with the aim of agreeing on a new vision and concrete targets for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030.

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Elmer bids farewell to the training classroom

Sometimes changes made out of necessity can prove to be better than the original plans. We noticed this a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic came and messed up our familiar setup, and the events and training sessions linked with Elmer software had to be carried out in a new way.

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PID infrastructure providers – align yourselves!

The needs, challenges and solutions in the world of PIDs hardly differs between one part of the world and another. All seem to work towards the same goal, i.e. a coherent PID infrastructure.

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Language Bank, language technology and donated speech

In the future, we can expect a lot from this combination: there will be a large amount of high-quality speech data and heavy computing by supercomputers available for university researchers, research institutes and businesses, and it will be easier to implement various joint projects.

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EMREX smooths the path for student mobility between higher education institutions

The registration of exchange students' study records requires data transfers and, currently, manual work. EMREX, a solution for electronic transfers of student records, eliminates unnecessary paperwork and speeds up the recognition process of studies.

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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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