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HPC-Europa3 project enabling cooperation and program development for glaciological community

During the recent years the Horizon 2020 project HPC-Europa3 has been one of the main pillars in a continuous cooperation between the Elmer development team at CSC and groups all over Europe. And this even through the stormy waters of a global pandemic. 

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Language technology is essential for the survival of small languages – researchers using supercomputers to develop Finnish language models

Assistant Professors Sampo Pyysalo and Filip Ginter from the University of Turku’s Department of Information Technology, Finland are part of the TurkuNLP (Natural Language Processing) research group, which will be among the first research groups to test out the GPU partition of the LUMI supercomputer.

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CSC for sustainable development

When it comes to sustainability, CSC has four main themes: CSC's climate actions, prospering customers, ethical business, and empowered employees. With them in mind, we strive for our part to guide global development in the direction of maintaining the carrying capacity of nature while prosperity and economic activity increase.

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Over 300 researchers engaged in the EOSC co-design activities: the EOSC Future User Group

The EOSC Future User Group consists of 300 enthusiastic researchers and active players in research or in research support from over 30 European Union Member States and Associated Countries.

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Delivering impact by boosting the strategic plan of Horizon Europe

Drafting of the strategic plan of Horizon Europe for the period of 2025-2027 is already starting, and together we must make sure that Horizon Europe delivers real impact, while keeping up with the environmental, geopolitical, technological, social and economic developments that have accelerated or changed course since the adoption of the current strategic plan.

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Molecular Dynamics, the most used method in CSC's environment

Molecular dynamics is one of the most used simulation techniques on CSC supercomputers. Typically, each atom is modelled separately to build molecules or materials – the physical system that the researcher is interested in – and then physics is set in motion to see what happens.

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Have you rolled the DICE?

DICE offers “something for everyone”, from individual scientist all the way up to the most demanding scientific research projects. The offering includes services ranging personal cloud storage for individuals and small teams to sophisticated services for projects, organisations and research infrastructures. The core of the service offering is the EUDAT service portfolio complemented with additional state-of-the-art services.

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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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Jakso 1: Tekoäly – ohjelmoinnin uusi vallankumous?

Onko vallankumous jo käynnistynyt? Ja jos on, niin mikä on tekoälyn rooli siinä? Ja miten ihmeessä LUMI liittyy tähän kuvioon? Tätä asiaa pohtivat suositun Elements of AI -verkkokurssin vastuuopettaja, tietojenkäsittelytieteen professori (HY) Teemu Roos ja CSC:n kehityspäällikkö Aleksi Kallio.

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Case Trafotek, SEMTEC project: CSC involved in developing modelling tools for industrial needs

Together with CSC, VTT, three universities and six companies from the electromechanical industry, Trafotek Oy participated in the SEMTEC project, whose mandate was to develop simulation tools for electromechanical problems. The project was carried out in close cooperation with research institutes and companies.

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Case Disior: code optimization support from CSC

Disior Ltd. is a Finnish start-up software company which develops computational software for treating bone fractures. Disior was one of the companies that was granted resources in the European high-performance computing infrastructure PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) in its call for applications under the SHAPE program (SME HPC Adoption Programme for Europe) in autumn 2017.

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Case VRK / Valtiokonttori: CSC mukana digitalisoimassa julkishallinnon palveluja

Julkishallinnon digitalisaatio on yhteiskuntamme tärkeimpiä kehityskohteita. Yhä useampia palveluja digitalisoidaan ja tietoja siirretään eri muodoissa luontevasti eri toimijoiden kesken. Julkishallinnossa pyritään hyödyntämään entistä laajemmin CSC:n osaamista, jota on jo aiemmin käytetty tutkimuksen, opetuksen sekä kulttuurin palveluissa.

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Management and analysis of genome data support research in diseases

Data on the Finnish genome suitable for research use is available in different databases and data reserves around the world. Finland's national goal is to store all data produced on the Finns in Finland to allow analysts to combine it with other health data.

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