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Supercomputer Puhti vs. the Coronavirus: Review of CSC COVID-19 Fast Track Outcome

A total of 15 research projects were selected for the COVID-19 fast track. These projects have investigated the airborne transmission of coronavirus, searched for ways to inhibit virus replication, studied potential drug molecules and their structure-guided optimization, screened for potential drug candidates, studied virus mutations and identified virus variants through sequencing. Almost all of the thousands of coronaviruses detected from Finnish patients have been classified on Puhti supercomputer.  

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Finland launches its national Forum for the European Open Science Cloud

Finland's Ministry for Education and Culture, Academy of Finland, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and CSC on Monday 25 January 2021 launched the country's forum for the European Open Science Cloud: the EOSC Finnish Forum (EOSC-FF).

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Digital Preservation Service for Research Data

Digital Preservation Service (DPS) for research data is available for all bodies under the Ministry of Education and Culture. Digital preservation means maintaining the usability and understandability of digital information over the course of decades.

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Topological superconductor – new building block for qubits

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists at Aalto University and Tampere University have designed a new ultra-thin material that they have used to create elusive quantum states. Called one-dimensional Majorana zero energy modes, these quantum states could have a huge impact for quantum computing.

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Standardizing life science data management practices across Europe

ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data. Bioinformatics services have laid the foundation for a coordinated European life science infrastructure including databases, software tools, training material and computing environments. ELIXIR-CONVERGE, a project funded by the European Commission, builds on these achievements and aims to standardise life science data management across Europe. 

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EU-rahoituksella Suomen TKI-investoinnit nousuun

Vuoden 2021 puoliväliriihessä hallitus määrittelee suuntaviivat loppukaudelleen ja päättää valtion talouskehityksestä neljälle seuraavalle vuodelle. Yhtenä tavoitteena on kasvattaa Suomen tutkimus-, kehitys- ja innovaatioinvestointien osuutta neljään prosenttiin bruttokansantuotteesta vuoteen 2030 mennessä.

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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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EMREX smooths the path for student mobility between higher education institutions

The registration of exchange students' study records requires data transfers and, currently, manual work. EMREX, a solution for electronic transfers of student records, eliminates unnecessary paperwork and speeds up the recognition process of studies.

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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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