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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The Openness Profile – Incentivising and rewarding open science efforts

Despite the vast amount of open science initiatives during the past decade or so, there has been little progress to date on normalising open science practices in research. Frankly speaking, there is currently no room or place in science for receiving credits for specific open science activities. The international network Knowledge Exchange has explored this area during the past years and came up with the idea of an Openness Profile.

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LUMI Roadshow – on the way to superior user experience

LUMI roadshow visited Kajaani and nine other cities in Finland mainly online between October 2020 and February 2021 in order to introduce the new flagship supercomputer to its potential end users across the country.

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At the start of a quantum leap

Quantum computers are a focus of attention right now, and for good reason: now we know that they work! It has been said that quantum computers have now evolved from a physicist’s dream to an engineer's nightmare.

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Up to 20% of LUMI’s resources will be available to industry and SMEs

LUMI is a unique opportunity for companies for developing R&D activities and boosting innovation

Up to 20% of LUMI’s resources will be available to industry and SMEs. Using this capacity is a remarkable opportunity for Finnish industrial life and for the whole society.

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CSC is prepared for trouble

CSC participated in the national Finnish TIETO20 cyber security exercise for government agencies and selected private companies.

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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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