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Ohjelmistoversion kuolema

Sovelluskehittäjänä käytän paljon muiden luomia pieniä kirjasto-ohjelmia. Niille yleensä ei ole määritelty EOLaa (End Of Life) kuten tärkeämmille ohjelmistoille. Joudun siis tutkimaan versionumeroa. Milloin ja miten säännöllisesti kirjastoa on viimeksi päivitetty, onko riippuvuuksia tai yhteystietoja. Osakemarkkinoiden tapaan tämä historiatieto ei ole tae tulevasta.

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Tackling coronavirus with scientific databases

Coronavirus can be overcome through international cooperation and sharing of data, and electronic research infrastructures can help with this. They include hardware, information networks, databases and services that together make up a network of global information exchange. Finland is a member of these infrastructures and the benefits are undeniable.

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Corona tsunami

When researchers are developing a vaccine against coronavirus, they use open biological databases and data-intensive computing. CSC is a partner in this effort. It has opened a priority lane facilitating coronavirus research and provides access to supercomputing and management of data across national borders (European Data Space, Digital Europe).

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Schrödinger molecular modeling platform is available for all university researchers

Starting January 1st, 2020, Schrödinger’s Maestro GUI, Small Molecule Drug Discovery, and Materials Science software applications are available for free for all academic users in Finland.

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New Computing and Data infrastructure: Puhti, Mahti and Allas

You may have seen the news about opening of Puhti and Allas. How did we get to this point, and how does it fit in with the overall roadmap?

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Introducing the Rahti container cloud

Rahti service allows you to run your own software packaged in Docker containers on a shared computing platform. The most typical use case is web applications of all sorts. In this blog post I will provide additional context for the announcement and more detail and examples about what Rahti is and why it’s useful.

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Collaboration first: The CSC open source policy

The CSC policy for free and open source software is published. It pretty much stated the already established approach to endorsing open source software in our daily work. The paths of CSC and open source have crossed from the very beginning, when we were in the happy position to offer the platform for distributing the very first version of the Linux operating system – and were of course early adopters of Linux in our operations.

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Happy Retirement, Sisu!

Our trusted workhorse Sisu is ending its duty during this month after respectable almost seven years of operation.

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Crunching NGS data on Pouta Cloud

Modern next-generation sequencing technologies have revolutionized the research on genetic variants.

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Spring School in Computational Chemistry - crash course to main methods and international networking

The foundations of the Spring School on Computational Chemistry - the introductory lectures and hands-on exercises of molecular dynamics and electronic structure theory - have been consistently liked and found useful and have been included with small improvements.

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Cloud Predictions for 2019

I have to be honest, predicting “cloud” is a bit of a daunting task, so this year I'll explicitly focus on a more specific area: Cloud computing in research, writes Development Manager Kalle Happonen.

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Kvanttilaskennassa otettu jo tärkeät ensiaskeleet

Kvanttitietokone on muutaman viime vuoden aikana kivunnut spekulaatiosta ja perustutkimuksesta aidoiksi kaupallisiksi tuotteiksi ja tuotekehitykseksi.

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Supercomputing-konferenssi Teksasissa oli suurempi kuin koskaan

Sanonta Everything is big in Texas piti paikkansa myös tämän vuoden Supercomputing-konferenssissa.

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Suomen tulee olla digitalisaation suunnannäyttäjä

CSC:n tavoitteet ja tehtävät tulevalle hallitukselle pohjautuvat strategisiin linjauksiimme siitä, miten suomalaisen tutkimuksen, koulutuksen, kulttuurin ja julkishallinnon kilpailukykyä edistetään.

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Kamppailu avoimen julkaisemisen puolesta jatkuu

Kävin ensimmäiset keskusteluni avoimesta julkaisemisesta nuorena tutkijana 90-luvun lopussa Tampereen yliopiston alakuppilassa. Keskustelua on käyty jo kauan ja kamppailu avoimen julkaisemisen puolesta jatkuu yhä.

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Chapel – rinnakkaislaskentaan erikoistunut ohjelmointikieli

Chapel on moderni ohjelmointikieli rinnakkaislaskentaan. Se poikkeaa muista uusista ohjelmointikielistä Fortrania muistuttavalla syntaksillaan ja tehokkuudellaan. Kieli on käännettävä, mutta toisin kuin vaikkapa GNU-kääntäjissä, käyttäjän ei tarvitse osata kuvata laitteistoaan tarkasti käännösvaiheessa.

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Computational Chemistry Days 2018 - connecting chemists and materials scientists in Finland and beyond

The Computational Chemistry Days 2018 were organised by the University of Helsinki on 28th–29th May. This year the emphasis was on computational method development, including machine-learning techniques.

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You asked, we will deliver (or explain why not)

First of all, thank you for replying to our customer survey! We would like to put emphasis on some of the points brought up in the survey, and give our responses and suggestions on how to mitigate and overcome the observed shortcomings.

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Spring School in Computational Chemistry 2018

The Spring School gathered again a full house of researchers from nine different countries representing 17 different nationalities (!) and a wide range of different research interests. These included materials science, drug discovery, geology, machine learning, and mathematics while some participants’ main focus was in experimental methods.

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