Research, Development & Innovation Activities

CSC proactively seeks out opportunities to innovate and develop new services for our customers. To fulfill our special task to support the higher education and research we systematically monitor what can be future key technologies and services, and we initiate and take part in collaborative Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) projects to benefit research and education. CSC seeks much of its external RDI funding from Academy of Finland, Business Finland, Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC).

We take part in nearly 50 externally funded RDI projects together with our partners. This collaboration brings direct benefits to Finland as it enables us to offer state-of-the-art services, such as world-class computing capacity and data services, directly to the researchers. In addition, the projects allow us to bring our stakeholders views into international discussions on common standards and policies. All with the aim to enhance the competitiveness, performance and quality of European science, and society at large.

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AIKA

The AIKA project will facilitate digital transition of the Kainuu region by establishing new data-driven solutions for business and industry, by building connections to national and international networks, and by planning for long-term exploitation of the AIKA Ecosystem.

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BioDT

The BioDT project aims to push the current boundaries of predictive understanding of biodiversity dynamics by developing a Biodiversity Digital Twin (BioDT) providing advanced modelling, simulation and prediction capabilities. By exploiting in new ways existing technologies and data, the Biodiversity Digital Twin will be able to more accurately model interactions between species and their environment.

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Kajaani DC Ecosystem

The project's aim is to significantly strengthen Finland's and especially Kajaani's role in the European and global high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem. The main goal of the project is to strengthen the data center ecosystem in Kainuu by attracting new companies and investments to the Kainuu region.

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EuroCC

The EuroCC project will build a sustainable and globally competitive European HPC ecosystem. It will serve research and science in academia, while also supporting industries in the European member states, with a particular focus on encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to turn to and exploit the advantages of HPC.

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EuroHPC LUMI

The European High Performance Computing Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) will pool European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology. One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers, LUMI, is located in CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland.

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EuroHPC/PRACE Finland

EuroHPC/PRACE Finland aims to proactively support and facilitate access for Finnish researchers to state-of-the art computational and data resources for performing world-class science. The project will promote EuroHPC and PRACE resources and capabilities among the Finnish research communities and support Finnish resource application to the European systems.

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ExaFF

The ExaFF (Exascale-ready machine learning Force Fields) consortium sets out with the objective of enabling the transition of Gaussian approximation potentials (GAPs), one of the leading methodologies for machine-learning-driven atomistic modeling, to the pre-exascale architectures currently sprouting in the European high-performance computing (HPC) landscape.

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FAIR

FAIR helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to advance their digital and green transformation by providing expertise in AI, cybersecurity, high-performance computing (HPC) and Extended Reality (XR) as well as through training and skills development.

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Geoportti

Geoportti - Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research is a unique virtual research infrastructure (RI) enabling easy access to geospatial and geocomputing solutions for various disciplines by offering services to manage, process and analyse geospatial data.

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HISSA

Modern society is completely dependent on power networks as well as satellite, radar, and radio signals, which are all susceptible to disturbances in the ionosphere. HISSA aims to use HPC resources to construct an accurate model for magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions and develop novel load-balancing and parallel algorithms facilitating high-resolution magnetospheric simulations.

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NordIQuEst

NordIQuEst will provide a quantum computing platform customised to the needs of the Nordic region, with access to several Nordic quantum computers and quantum computer simulators.

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Puhuri2

The goal of the Puhuri project is to implement a common service layer to manage user and group information and resource allocations in a multinational context, with the LUMI supercomputer as the driving case. Puhuri2 will improve the Puhuri system by ensuring its sustainability, increasing adoption of its services and enhancing its functionalities.

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Finished RDI Projects

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Puhuri

LUMI EuroHPC supercomputer was taken into use during 2021 and is a new service for the 9 LUMI member countries. The focus of the Puhuri project is to develop and deploy a common service layer for the LUMI EuroHPC supercomputer for user, project, and resource allocation.

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