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Sharing enables screening 16 million structures in 7 minutes

In silico research is integral in drug discovery. Schrödinger has developed a new algorithm which can exploit a GPU to perform significantly faster screening. Sharing a preprocessed molecular library file in Puhti disk reduces screening wall clock time from weeks to minutes.

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New detector breakthrough pushes boundaries of quantum computing

Physicists at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new detector for measuring energy quanta at unprecedented resolution. This discovery could help bring quantum computing out of the laboratory and into real-world applications.

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DeepFin: State-of-the-art natural language processing for Finnish

A major challenge in implementing the BERT method for a variety of languages has been the sheer volume of text input and computational power required to train the model properly. The BERT method was implemented for Finnish in DeepFin, one of CSC's 2019 Grand Challenge pilot projects.

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Structural biology guiding development of new SARS-Cov2 therapies

Ville Paavilainen at the University of Helsinki is researching a small molecule inhibitor that may prove useful in blocking SARS-CoV2 virus from replicating and thereby preventing the COVID-19 disease.

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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 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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Case Aalto University: CSC services are at the core of fusion energy research

The research group of Professor Taina Kurki-Suonio has utilised CSC's computing capacity, visualisation services and Elmer software in its fusion research.

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