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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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Standardizing life science data management practices across Europe

ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data. Bioinformatics services have laid the foundation for a coordinated European life science infrastructure including databases, software tools, training material and computing environments. ELIXIR-CONVERGE, a project funded by the European Commission, builds on these achievements and aims to standardise life science data management across Europe. 

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EU-rahoituksella Suomen TKI-investoinnit nousuun

Vuoden 2021 puoliväliriihessä hallitus määrittelee suuntaviivat loppukaudelleen ja päättää valtion talouskehityksestä neljälle seuraavalle vuodelle. Yhtenä tavoitteena on kasvattaa Suomen tutkimus-, kehitys- ja innovaatioinvestointien osuutta neljään prosenttiin bruttokansantuotteesta vuoteen 2030 mennessä.

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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 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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