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Language technology is essential for the survival of small languages – researchers using supercomputers to develop Finnish language models

Assistant Professors Sampo Pyysalo and Filip Ginter from the University of Turku’s Department of Information Technology, Finland are part of the TurkuNLP (Natural Language Processing) research group, which will be among the first research groups to test out the GPU partition of the LUMI supercomputer.

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CSC for sustainable development

When it comes to sustainability, CSC has four main themes: CSC's climate actions, prospering customers, ethical business, and empowered employees. With them in mind, we strive for our part to guide global development in the direction of maintaining the carrying capacity of nature while prosperity and economic activity increase.

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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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Have you rolled the DICE?

DICE offers “something for everyone”, from individual scientist all the way up to the most demanding scientific research projects. The offering includes services ranging personal cloud storage for individuals and small teams to sophisticated services for projects, organisations and research infrastructures. The core of the service offering is the EUDAT service portfolio complemented with additional state-of-the-art services.

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How did LUMI end up in Finland?

LUMI supercomputer’s second installation phase is currently ongoing at CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland. Soon researchers across academia and industry will have an unforeseen tool – Europe’s fastest supercomputer. Getting the LUMI supercomputer to Finland was no forgone conclusion. Although the LUMI consortium, led by CSC, officially joined the competition to get one of the three EuroHPC pre-exascale supercomputers to Kajaani in 2019, the background work began years earlier.

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At the racing track of quantum computers

In a sense, quantum computers are already much more powerful than traditional supercomputers. In the form of the ever-useful car analogy: quantum computers of today are like the fastest racing cars ever built, or even imagined. There is a caveat, however.

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Open course on supercomputers

Major scientific, technological and industrial breakthroughs require increasingly sophisticated and advanced tools. One of the most important research tools today is a supercomputer. In order to raise awareness of supercomputers and the benefits of high-performance computing, CSC and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences jointly created an open online course called Elements of Supercomputing.

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Jakso 1: Tekoäly – ohjelmoinnin uusi vallankumous?

Onko vallankumous jo käynnistynyt? Ja jos on, niin mikä on tekoälyn rooli siinä? Ja miten ihmeessä LUMI liittyy tähän kuvioon? Tätä asiaa pohtivat suositun Elements of AI -verkkokurssin vastuuopettaja, tietojenkäsittelytieteen professori (HY) Teemu Roos ja CSC:n kehityspäällikkö Aleksi Kallio.

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Case Trafotek, SEMTEC project: CSC involved in developing modelling tools for industrial needs

Together with CSC, VTT, three universities and six companies from the electromechanical industry, Trafotek Oy participated in the SEMTEC project, whose mandate was to develop simulation tools for electromechanical problems. The project was carried out in close cooperation with research institutes and companies.

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Case Disior: code optimization support from CSC

Disior Ltd. is a Finnish start-up software company which develops computational software for treating bone fractures. Disior was one of the companies that was granted resources in the European high-performance computing infrastructure PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) in its call for applications under the SHAPE program (SME HPC Adoption Programme for Europe) in autumn 2017.

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Case VRK / Valtiokonttori: CSC mukana digitalisoimassa julkishallinnon palveluja

Julkishallinnon digitalisaatio on yhteiskuntamme tärkeimpiä kehityskohteita. Yhä useampia palveluja digitalisoidaan ja tietoja siirretään eri muodoissa luontevasti eri toimijoiden kesken. Julkishallinnossa pyritään hyödyntämään entistä laajemmin CSC:n osaamista, jota on jo aiemmin käytetty tutkimuksen, opetuksen sekä kulttuurin palveluissa.

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Management and analysis of genome data support research in diseases

Data on the Finnish genome suitable for research use is available in different databases and data reserves around the world. Finland's national goal is to store all data produced on the Finns in Finland to allow analysts to combine it with other health data.

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