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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Pykäliin tuijottamisesta käyttäjänäkökulmaan

OKM:n järjestämään ja CSC:n fasilitoimaan työpajaan 7.5. osallistui kolmisenkymmentä henkilöä. Konkreettisena tavoitteena oli hahmottaa, kuinka suunnittelua yhdessä jatketaan ja organisoidaan.

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What a researcher should know about persistent identifiers

Even the most useful information has no practical value if nobody can access it. Digitalization only aggravates the problem. Persistent identifiers (PID) are the internet’s way to point at documents and other items that should remain findable as long as possible.

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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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Language technology paving the way for digital humanities

Computational methods are nothing new in digital humanities and social sciences but language research has a special tool that puts it ahead of the pack: language technology, a field that combines linguistics and computer science.

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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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Digital policy in the EU – what lies ahead?

The EU’s digital policy has been a hot topic lately. Last week the European Commission published three significant strategies concerning digitalization, artificial intelligence and data.

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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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Matkalla kohti tekoälyä

Tekoäly on puheenaihe, joka ei tällä hetkellä esittelyä kaipaa. Niinpä tekoälystä kirjoitetaan nykyään paljon, kaikkialla ja kaikenlaista. Tekoälyn määrittely on vaikeaa alan tutkijoillekin, joten ymmärrettävästi moni tavallinen keskustelija ei tunnu ihan kauhean hyvin tietävän mistä puhuu, kun puhuu tekoälystä.

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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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CSC for sensitive data — because your data is worth it (and should be kept that way)

While ePouta has been successful in providing our institutional customers a safe and robust platform for their sensitive data processing, it has lately become very clear that something more is desperately needed.

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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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Data for the future – CSC’s Data and PID policies

Data is often too important and valuable to be handled carelessly. Our revised data policy and new policy for persistent identifiers support us in achieving our strategic goals and promote the best data management practices.

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EU-hankkeessa kehitetään digitaalisia ratkaisuja tukemaan yksilöiden jatkuvaa oppimista

Työelämän alati muuttuessa yhteiskunnan tulisi yhä joustavammin tarjota mahdollisuuksia kansalaisten uudelleenkouluttautumiseen. Tulevaisuudessa opiskelu ja työnteko limittyvät entistä tiiviimmin.

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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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