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Sharing enables screening 16 million structures in 7 minutes

In silico research is integral in drug discovery. Schrödinger has developed a new algorithm which can exploit a GPU to perform significantly faster screening. Sharing a preprocessed molecular library file in Puhti disk reduces screening wall clock time from weeks to minutes.

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High-Performance Digitisation - giving a boost to the description of digital data

In the High-Performance Digitisation project, CSC, the National Archives and the National Library of Finland are jointly tackling the challenge of artificial intelligence and data processing. The purpose of the project is to create a service for memory organizations facilitating the processing of data: absence or inadequacy of metadata and poor search functions make digital material more difficult to use.

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New detector breakthrough pushes boundaries of quantum computing

Physicists at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new detector for measuring energy quanta at unprecedented resolution. This discovery could help bring quantum computing out of the laboratory and into real-world applications.

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DeepFin: State-of-the-art natural language processing for Finnish

A major challenge in implementing the BERT method for a variety of languages has been the sheer volume of text input and computational power required to train the model properly. The BERT method was implemented for Finnish in DeepFin, one of CSC's 2019 Grand Challenge pilot projects.

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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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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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