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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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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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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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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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Case Kajaani University of Applied Sciences: CSC's cloud computing supports games development

A student at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is working on a thesis on the utilisation of GPU computing in photogrammetry-based 3D modelling. Photogrammetry refers to creating 3D models from digital photographs and video image.

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Case WB-Sails & Deltamarin: Using HPC and computational fluid dynamics in ship design

Ship-building sector companies use HPC, computational fluid dynamics and data visualisation open-mindedly to support their production planning.

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Case University of Jyväskylä: Research in gold nanoparticles relies on PRACE computing resources

Professor Hannu Häkkinen and his research group studies the structure and properties of gold and silver nanoparticles and their uses in chemistry. The research helps scientists develop vaccines against the viruses.

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Case Aalto University: CSC services are at the core of fusion energy research

The research group of Professor Taina Kurki-Suonio has utilised CSC's computing capacity, visualisation services and Elmer software in its fusion research.

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