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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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Combined machine learning framework for supercomputing. Blog post 2/3

What would a combined machine learning framework look like and which primary components it requires? From the technical point-of-view, it makes most sense to have the interactive part running on Kubernetes, while the batch jobs would run in the HPC cluster.

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Mistä tunnet sä ystävän?

Tietoturva nousee tyypillisesti otsikoihin, kun vahinko on jo tapahtunut. Silloin on helppo ottaa kantaa ja olla kriittinen. Tulevien tietoturvapoikkeamien järkevä torjunta taas on huomattavasti vaikeampaa.

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Modern machine learning with supercomputers. Blog post 1/3

What does it take to provide the most powerful AI system possible? For us working in supercomputing centres around the world, “most powerful” is where we are aiming at all the time. After all, pushing the limits of computing is what we are paid to do.

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EGA is an extensive archive of biomedical patient data

European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA) archives and distributes patient data collected in biomedical studies. EGA is a part of the European Elixir data infrastructure that serves life sciences. The repository is one of the world’s most extensive ones.

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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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