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ELIXIR: providing a sustainable infrastructure for life science data for all life science projects at European scale

ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life science data, has worked to bring Europe’s national centers and core bioinformatics resources into a single, coordinated infrastructure. The ELIXIR Node in Finland is hosted at CSC - IT Center for Science.

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Kasvava Avointen oppimateriaalien kirjasto

Erilaiset digitaaliset opetusvälineet ja -materiaalit ovat olleet opetuksen ja oppimisen arkea jo pitkään. Viimeistään vuoden 2020 maaliskuu osoitti, miten tärkeässä osassa esimerkiksi digitaaliset oppimateriaalit opetuksessa ovat.

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Gold nanoclusters for cancer nanomedicine

Gold nanoclusters can deliver drugs precisely to cancer cells without damaging healthy tissues. Using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Nanoscience Centre showed that the ratio of cancer-sensing and drug molecules is a critical parameter in optimizing the properties of gold clusters to maximize the probability of cluster adhesion to the surface of cancer cells.

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High-Performance Computing yesterday, today and tomorrow - interview with HPC Specialist Dr. Jussi Enkovaara

We had an excellent opportunity to interview Jussi Enkovaara, one of the experienced tutors of the course PRACE Autumn School: Harnessing EuroHPC Flagship Supercomputers. Currently, he works as HPC Specialist (high-performance computing) at CSC – IT Center for Science and has been developing software for supercomputers since 2005.

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The housing market’s quantum future

Quantum computers are hitting the world with a bang. Qubits, the turbo-charged quantum cousins of regular bits, are revolutionising computational research and modelling, including and especially in the financial sector.

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Emulated quantum noise

In the future, quantum computing can solve certain tasks more efficiently than traditional computers; some problems are so complex that supercomputers in their classical form will never figure them out. This requires quantum computers that are considerably more powerful than current devices, however. The power of a quantum computer depends on both the number of qubits and their quality. Quality can be studied using CSC's quantum computer emulator Kvasi.

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Climate emergency requires investments in RDI!

Combating climate change requires horizontal investments in RDI that promotes global climate research, creates new eco-efficient innovations and develops green business. This is the best and most sustainable way to respond to the climate emergency, and these are fields in which Finland has a lot of excellent expertise to offer.

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Europe’s digital future needs more green ambition!

The significant digital leap taken during the COVID-19 pandemic will very likely lead to permanent changes to the ways in which European societies are organised. In order to adapt the EU’s digital strategies to this new reality, the European Commission has launched a Digital Decade process with the aim of agreeing on a new vision and concrete targets for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030.

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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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