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Over 300 researchers engaged in the EOSC co-design activities: the EOSC Future User Group

The EOSC Future User Group consists of 300 enthusiastic researchers and active players in research or in research support from over 30 European Union Member States and Associated Countries.

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PRACE Autumn School familiarised international students and postdoctoral researchers with modern GPU-accelerated supercomputers

The PRACE Autumn School 2021 brought together undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers in different disciplines. One of the highlights of the school was the visit to CSC’s data center in Kajaani, the home of one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world: LUMI. It was a unique opportunity for the participants to familiarise themselves with the cutting-edge data infrastructure in the field of HPC.

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Destination Earth and digital twins – a European opportunity for HPC

Heatwaves, deadly floods, and wildfires are some examples of extreme weather climate change is affecting. Imagine an information system that would help our societies deal with natural hazards, protect our societies from extreme weather and adapt to climate change. Destination Earth is an answer to this need.

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On nuclear waste disposal, computationally

CSC and Posiva Ltd have collaborated to study the permafrost-evolution scenario in the future in Olkiluoto area, where the world's first nuclear waste disposal site is currently being mined. CSC offered to Posiva Puhti supercomputer’s computation capacity and Elmer software and gave consulting services to CoSci LLC, a US-based company working for Posiva.

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Introducing CSC's content retention policy in Services for Research and Education

The volume of digital data is ever-growing, also in research. The owner of the content needs to be aware of legislative issues, understand the meaning of good data management practices and make plans for the data lifecycle. GDPR also sets requirements on data. Personal data must always be managed and deleted according to published plans and consents.

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Europe’s digital transition: not just technological development but a wider societal shift

Digitalisation is not only about technological development but a wider societal shift. Therefore, the targets of Europe's Digital Decade must also be linked with, for example, the European Strategy for Data, the European Green Deal and the various policies related to education, research and innovation.

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Liikunta ja huippu-urheilu kulkevat käsi kädessä ja digitalisaatio lisää niiden vaikuttavuutta

Olympiakomitean uudistetussa strategiassa uutena elementtinä on runsaasti keskustelua herättänyt kolmas tukijalka huippu-urheilun ja seurojen toiminnan tukemisen lisäksi: liikkeen ja liikunnallisen elämäntavan edistäminen. Digitalisaatio tuo aivan uudenlaista lisäarvoa myös liikunnalle ja urheilulle. Lajiliitoissa ja seuroissa onkin jo herätty tiedolla johtamiseen, jonka avulla voidaan esimerkiksi kohdentaa urheilijoiden tavoitteellista kehittämistä juuri oikeille osa-alueille, parantaa seurahallinnon läpinäkyvyyttä, tai seurata pitkällä aikavälillä liikunnan yhteiskunnallista vaikuttavuutta.

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Competence development, peer support and working together – CSC Research Data Management Competence Center

The goal of CSC's Research Data Management Competence Center is to promote the open science and practices of FAIR principles. We want to support our customers in implementing sensible data management and using data management services.

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Case Laurea: A secure platform solution for cooperation between organisations

The Eduuni platform, developed by CSC, allows users to operate with their own, existing user names and passwords when working with other organisations, while CSC's datacentre in Finland keeps their information secure.

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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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Case University of Helsinki: PRACE resources in near-earth space simulation

PRACE resources have been crucial for Minna Palmroth's research group in the near-earth space simulation with the Vlasiator space weather code.

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Case University of Helsinki: Cloud computing enhancing the research of cancer

Lauri Aaltonen, Academic Professor, University of Helsinki is analysing genomes with his team to understand the causes of cancer.

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