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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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Visualization speaks more than a thousand numerals

Calculations and measurements produce numbers. People have evolved to interpret things they sense in their surroundings, not series of numbers. The brain is at its most accurate when analyzing images, so it is natural to visualize the research results into images

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Revealing the functional mechanism of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2

Ilpo Vattulainen's group is using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques to unveil the mechanism of action of the main protease (mPro) of the SARS-COV-2 virus.

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Seeking to understand language by learning from translations

MultiMT, one of CSC's Puhti supercomputer pilot projects, uses deep learning and neural machine translation to discover meaning that is not dependent on any single language.

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The aftermath of the LUMI end user webinar

CSC organized a webinar for LUMI supercomputer's end users. The webinar included presentations and the audience had a chance to ask questions related to LUMI.

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Kvasi — CSC acquires quantum computing simulator

The selection of services at CSC is soon augmented by a quantum computing simulator, capable of simulating algorithms for quantum computers of up to 30 qubits. The quantum simulator gives the Finnish science and research community the means to prepare for the upcoming era of quantum computing.

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Using computer simulations in search of drugs against SARS-CoV-2

The researchers are searching areas on the surface of the new corona virus S-protein to which the drug could bind while preventing the virus from binding the ACE2 protein on the surface of human cells. The computing capacity reserved by CSC for research against the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the progress of the research.

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CSC offered resources in a virtual Biohackathon helping to develop new tools for COVID-19 analysis

More than 20 different projects and over 500 scientists, software developers and clinicians met in the online event from 5 to 11 April with a goal to improve the accessibility of COVID-19 data, protocols, analysis pipelines and provide dedicated compute resources to execute demanding data analysis tasks.

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LUMI provides new opportunities for artificial intelligence research

Researcher Kimmo Kartasalo from Tampere University is very familiar with the requirements of artificial intelligence applications. Kartasalo believes that LUMI supercomputer and its huge computing capacity will open up a lot of different research opportunities, for example, in research utilizing AI.

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LUMI will be here in one year

When the operations of LUMI will start in the beginning of 2021, LUMI will be one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world. The design philosophy for LUMI was to create a platform which make the use of AI, especially deep learning, and traditional large scale simulations combined with massive scale data analytics possible in solving one research problem.

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New tools for quantum chemistry at high energies and loose bindings

Controlling radiation damage is a significant problem in the design and development of fusion reactors. Computational modeling of the radiation damage caused by the energetic particles generated by the fusion reactions hitting the walls of the reactor requires accurate knowledge of the highly repulsive part of the interatomic potential energy curve.

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How quantum knots untie

After first reporting the existence of quantum knots in 2016, Aalto University and Amherst College (USA) researchers now report how the knots untie.

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EuroHPC highlights Finnish know-how, increases Finnish research prospects and enables more expert resources for science and business innovations

This article presents some of the key aspects pointed out of EuroHPC benefits and expectations in interviews with Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for the EU's employment, growth, investments and competitiveness, Jaakko Hirvola, CEO of Technology Industries of Finland, Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University and Kimmo Koski, Managing Director of CSC.

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Yhteistyö raivaa tietä huippututkimukselle

Yhteistyö raivaa tietä huippututkimukselle Eurooppalainen suurteholaskennan yhteistyö on kriittinen menestystekijä Suomelle. Se lisää kilpailukykyä ja tuottavuutta.

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Kvanttifyysikot onnistuivat energian häviöiden ja siirtymien hallinnassa

Aalto-yliopiston ja Oulun yliopiston tutkijoiden kehittämä kvanttipiirijäähdytin mahdollistaa energian häviöiden hallinnan kvanttilaitteissa. Tätä tarvitaan tulevaisuuden kvanttitietokoneiden rakentamisessa.

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CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteet: investointeja TKI-toimintaan ja tutkimusympäristöihin

CSC:n hallitusohjelmatavoitteiden neljästä kärkiteemasta esitellään tällä viikolla ensimmäistä teemaa: tutkimusympäristöjä.

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Faster method to read quantum memory

To extract any useful information, the method that reads information from qubits must take the least amount of time as possible, allowing as few errors as possible. Joni Ikonen, a PhD student at Aalto University, has developed a faster method to to read quantum memory.

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HPC-Europa3 – travel, learn, compute and collaborate

HPC-Europa3 programme funds international research visits requiring HPC. So far the programme has been a great success with over 200 satisfied visitors.

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Digihumanisti etsii uutta tietoa

Apulaisprofessori Mikko Tolonen haluaa löytää uutta tietoa historiasta laskennallisilla menetelmillä ja uskoo, että avoimen datan avulla tieteen kehitys kiihtyy.

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