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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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Gold nanoclusters for cancer nanomedicine

Gold nanoclusters can deliver drugs precisely to cancer cells without damaging healthy tissues. Using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Nanoscience Centre showed that the ratio of cancer-sensing and drug molecules is a critical parameter in optimizing the properties of gold clusters to maximize the probability of cluster adhesion to the surface of cancer cells.

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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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The housing market’s quantum future

Quantum computers are hitting the world with a bang. Qubits, the turbo-charged quantum cousins of regular bits, are revolutionising computational research and modelling, including and especially in the financial sector.

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Emulated quantum noise

In the future, quantum computing can solve certain tasks more efficiently than traditional computers; some problems are so complex that supercomputers in their classical form will never figure them out. This requires quantum computers that are considerably more powerful than current devices, however. The power of a quantum computer depends on both the number of qubits and their quality. Quality can be studied using CSC's quantum computer emulator Kvasi.

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E-TASC Hel: like taking part in an apocalyptic sci-fi movie

EuroFusion E-Tasc Hel is an EU-funded project to improve and unify numerical tools for supporting the construction of fusion reactors. We have to model the dynamics of ITER and DEMO to the best of our ability in order to give the reactors the best possible chance of being functional. When I indicate that a lot of mankinds future depend on projects like this, I am not exaggerating that much.

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To all young climate activists claiming we leave it all to them – Sorry, I beg to differ

Young climate activist – your task may well be to protest and demand changes and actions, but to claim that we in the older generations are not really contributing and that we leave the entire burden on you - Sorry, I beg to differ.

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Case University of Helsinki: PRACE resources in near-earth space simulation

PRACE resources have been crucial for Minna Palmroth's research group in the near-earth space simulation with the Vlasiator space weather code.

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Case University of Helsinki: Cloud computing enhancing the research of cancer

Lauri Aaltonen, Academic Professor, University of Helsinki is analysing genomes with his team to understand the causes of cancer.

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PRACE – international cooperation and some of the most advanced computing resources in Europe

Finnish researchers can apply for high-performance computing and data management resources and services from PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).

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