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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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Finland launches its national Forum for the European Open Science Cloud

Finland's Ministry for Education and Culture, Academy of Finland, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and CSC on Monday 25 January 2021 launched the country's forum for the European Open Science Cloud: the EOSC Finnish Forum (EOSC-FF).

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Digital Preservation Service for Research Data

Digital Preservation Service (DPS) for research data is available for all bodies under the Ministry of Education and Culture. Digital preservation means maintaining the usability and understandability of digital information over the course of decades.

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Topological superconductor – new building block for qubits

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists at Aalto University and Tampere University have designed a new ultra-thin material that they have used to create elusive quantum states. Called one-dimensional Majorana zero energy modes, these quantum states could have a huge impact for quantum computing.

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Liikunta ja huippu-urheilu kulkevat käsi kädessä ja digitalisaatio lisää niiden vaikuttavuutta

Olympiakomitean uudistetussa strategiassa uutena elementtinä on runsaasti keskustelua herättänyt kolmas tukijalka huippu-urheilun ja seurojen toiminnan tukemisen lisäksi: liikkeen ja liikunnallisen elämäntavan edistäminen. Digitalisaatio tuo aivan uudenlaista lisäarvoa myös liikunnalle ja urheilulle. Lajiliitoissa ja seuroissa onkin jo herätty tiedolla johtamiseen, jonka avulla voidaan esimerkiksi kohdentaa urheilijoiden tavoitteellista kehittämistä juuri oikeille osa-alueille, parantaa seurahallinnon läpinäkyvyyttä, tai seurata pitkällä aikavälillä liikunnan yhteiskunnallista vaikuttavuutta.

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Competence development, peer support and working together – CSC Research Data Management Competence Center

The goal of CSC's Research Data Management Competence Center is to promote the open science and practices of FAIR principles. We want to support our customers in implementing sensible data management and using data management services.

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Data analytics steps for supporting project planning

Analytical Steps is a tool developed at CSC for identifying data analytics capabilities. The tool has been inspired by the maturity models used in software development. In Analytical Steps, the stages of data analytics are divided into five steps: collect, describe, discover, predict and interact.

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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 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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