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CSC harjoittelee myös pahan varalle

CSC on osallistunut yritysten ja viranomaisten kansalliseen TIETO20-yhteistoimintaharjoitukseen laajojen kyberhäiriöiden varalta.

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CSC is a 50-year-old pioneer, forerunner and cosmopolite

This year marks 50 years since the start of our activities. When the Univac central computer and its punch cards were harnessed for scientific and research use in 1971, the world was still discovering how to utilize ICT services.

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Defining DevOps

A colleague asked me to define DevOps. I managed to give a fairly sensible answer, but I was left wondering about the question, and how to understand the answer.

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The metagenome of the Christmas tree

The Christmas tree became common in Finland during the 19th century in estate homes. It is usually kept inside and is a decorated wild spruce (Picea). Along with the spruce, millions of wrappers, campers, glaciers, mites and spiders are carried home from nature. Spruce smells as it evaporates resinous organic substances such as phenols and other polyaromatic hydrocarbons. They can cause allergies, but bugs are essentially no harm. Are they actually useful?

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Exploring machine learning frameworks for cloud and supercomputing. Blog post 3/3

In this final part of the blog post series we will look at existing frameworks for implementing the combined machine learning workflow for HPC environments.

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What do you get when a supercomputer and a quantum computer shake hands?

The global pandemic, the climate crisis, the competitiveness of companies... Supercomputers and emerging quantum technology are opening new doors for research and Finland as a nation as we seek solutions to the current challenges in science and society.

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Preparedness in the North of Europe – how our services support the battle against COVID-19

In early 2020, a new disease spread rapidly around the world paralyzing the global economy and causing casualties in unprecedented scale; suddenly, services for managing and computing on sensitive human data related to this disease were in high demand.

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Suurtehokvanttilaskenta – lähentymistä luvassa

Kvanttilaskenta on tulevaisuuden HPC-ekosysteemien kulmakivi. LUMI-supertietokone yhdistää HPC-asiantuntemusta poikkeuksellisella tavalla, joten on korkea aika tehdä sama myös eurooppalaisen kvanttiosaamisen alalla.

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Combined machine learning framework for supercomputing. Blog post 2/3

What would a combined machine learning framework look like and which primary components it requires? From the technical point-of-view, it makes most sense to have the interactive part running on Kubernetes, while the batch jobs would run in the HPC cluster.

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Mistä tunnet sä ystävän?

Tietoturva nousee tyypillisesti otsikoihin, kun vahinko on jo tapahtunut. Silloin on helppo ottaa kantaa ja olla kriittinen. Tulevien tietoturvapoikkeamien järkevä torjunta taas on huomattavasti vaikeampaa.

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Modern machine learning with supercomputers. Blog post 1/3

What does it take to provide the most powerful AI system possible? For us working in supercomputing centres around the world, “most powerful” is where we are aiming at all the time. After all, pushing the limits of computing is what we are paid to do.

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EGA is an extensive archive of biomedical patient data

European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA) archives and distributes patient data collected in biomedical studies. EGA is a part of the European Elixir data infrastructure that serves life sciences. The repository is one of the world’s most extensive ones.

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Write an effective data management plan − Last minute tips for Academy applicants

In the past years funders have started to request a data management plan (DMP) along with the actual research plan when applying for funding. What should be now taken into account in the research plan about data management?

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 3: IT industry and jobs of the future

In the previous blog post I described how data-driven approach will change the software development landscape. Here I continue the path upwards to what it means to the software industry and especially programming jobs.

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Open access materials data in NOMAD

The NOMAD Repository and Archive (Novel Materials Discovery) distributes data related to materials science, a discipline incorporating physics, chemistry and engineering in order to design and discover new materials. The repository and archive provide the data under a Creative Commons license in raw and processed formats.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 2: From programming to data-driven programming

Data-driven programming can be defined as programming where program statements describe operations, transformations or queries over data instead of describing a sequence of steps to take.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 1: Where are we heading to?

Data driven forces of digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence, and autonomous agents are all driven by software. Software is both the starting point and the final destination. Everything needs to start from something that is controlled by software, or at least observed by it.

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The Language Bank of Finland serves digital humanities and social sciences

The Language Bank began as CSC’s science support branch for language research. The last few years have seen the Language Bank also actively seek to reach out to other digital humanities and social sciences.

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What to take into consideration when compiling research material?

Research material management begins already before collecting the data itself. At the very least, it is important to know who the target users are and how they are going to use it, as well as how they will be able to access the data and with what kind of rights.

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