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Genomikeskus luo tiedosta terveyttä

Genomitieto avaa uusia mahdollisuuksia sairauksien diagnosointiin ja hoitoon. Suomeen suunnitteilla oleva Genomikeskus tulee toimimaan genomitiedon käytön asiantuntijana. Sen tehtävänä on tehostaa genomitiedon vastuullista käyttöä ihmisten terveyden edistämiseksi ja hallinnoida kansallista genomitietokantaa.

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Kuusi väärää väittämää CSC:n akateemisesta pilvestä

Usein törmää erilaisiin olettamuksiin koskien CSC:n akteemista pilveä. Ohessa on kuusi tällaista tyypillistä väittämää, joihin nyt vastaa CSC:n vanhempi järjestelmäasiantuntija Kalle Happonen.

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HPC-Europa3 enables on-site collaboration

In winter 2018 two PhD students, Armin Iravani from Austria and Juris Vencels from Latvia got their HPCE3 grants and headed for Finland and CSC. They did not come to CSC primarily because of the HPC resources but to deepen their collaboration with their hosts here at CSC.

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Digging deeper in dynamics of ice

Yongmei Gong, from the University of Helsinki, explores how ice sheets in Antarctica will evolve in next 100 to 200 years under climate change and what has triggered the mechanisms of fast ice flowing events, surges, in an Arctic ice cap.

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Debated growth mechanism of carbon material explained through atomic level simulations

Since early on, there has been a debate as to what physical processes are involved in the growth mechanism of dense amorphous carbon films, which contain a high degree of tetrahedral diamond-like carbon atoms. These films have excellent mechanical properties resembling those of diamond. Because of the impossibility to study the atomistic picture of film growth experimentally, many efforts have been made during the last 30 years to provide an explanation based on computational simulation.

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HPC-Europa visits turned into long term close collaboration

Frederick Gent participated in the HPC-Europa Transnational Access programme and visited Finland three times in 2010-2011. These visits led to close collaboration, scientific breakthrough and a new home country. Currently he works as a Post-doctoral research associate at Aalto University.

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Optimized solutions for treating bone fractures will soon be reality

Mathematic modelling has been a standard tool for engineers for decades, but in clinical medicine, it is still a newcomer. The Finnish start-up software company Disior Ltd. develops computational software for treating bone fractures. The purpose is to bring mathematical modelling, known for its benefits in research and industry, available for physicians.

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ATT-foorumi teki katsauksen hankkeen saavutuksiin ja avoimeen tulevaisuuteen

Avoimen tieteen ja tutkimuksen foorumi järjestettiin 16.11.2017 Paasitornissa, Helsingissä teemanaan tiedon avoin saatavuus ja tieteellinen julkaiseminen. Tilaisuus kokosi yhteen Avoin tiede ja tutkimus -hankkeen (ATT) saavutuksia ja katse käännettiin tulevaisuuteen, vuoden lopussa päättyvän hankkeen jälkeiseen aikaan. Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön vuonna 2014 käynnistämä ATT-hanke edistää tiedon saatavuutta ja avointa tiedettä. Se pohjautuu laajaan ministeriöiden, korkeakoulujen, tutkimuslaitosten ja tutkimusrahoittajien yhteistyöhön.

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There's a cloud for every problem

Cloud services have risen from the rough-and-tumble of start-ups to the desks of IT decision-makers, thus making the term 'cloud' a household word. Of course, the name of a cloud service does not say a whole lot about it, and descriptions sometimes leave a bit to be desired. The following description shines some light on the world of clouds.

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Open source code accelerates product development

Some fifty attendees, broadly representing the leading edge of research and development in the Finnish electromechanical industry. The final seminar of the SEMTEC project presented the project results achieved over the past couple years, such as faster, more user-friendly and more accurate simulation models. Several of the presentations shared a common denominator: the Elmer tool, which is an open source multiphysical simulation software developed primarily by CSC. The expertise gained during the project was distilled into new features for Elmer.

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"Who is there and what are they doing?"

CSC course on metagenomics sheds light on studying microbial communities. Metagenomics is the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. It can answer questions like "who is there?" and "what are they doing?".

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More accurate results through simplification – computational methods in chemistry

A computational chemist would say that there isn’t a field of chemistry in which computational methods would not be of assistance. And they might well be right.

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Genome data for next generation healthcare – opportunities for services translating genomes into health and well-being

Our knowledge of human genome will increase dramatically over the coming years. The use of genome data will also penetrate into healthcare. A whole new field has sprung up as a result of these developments, offering companies opportunities to create new products such as medical applications.

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The rainmaker?

There aren't many people in the world that could be described as a rainmaker quite as literally as Hannele Korhonen. Korhonen, a research professor at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, is launching a new project whose results could be highly significant in solving water shortages in the world’s driest regions.

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Weather models developed through cloud computing

The idea of using cloud services as a platform for column model software grew out of these challenges faced by researchers and students. In autumn 2016, the MUSC system was installed on CSC’s cPouta cloud service platform, in cooperation with the Norwegian and Swedish meteorological institutes. CloudMUSC was born.

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Will geoengineering save us from a certain doom?

Researchers are constantly trying to develop new and more accurate models to evaluate the future of ice sheets and the entire planet. Renowned glacier researcher John C.Moore emphasizes the role of high-performance computing in climate research

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Training life scientists to analyse genomic data – can cloud make life easier?

Bioinformatics trainers teach life scientists like doctors and biologists to analyse data computationally. None of the usual options for setting up a bioinformatics environment in a training site is ideal. Cloud services can make life a whole lot easier for bioinformatics trainers, as well as system administrators.

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Työnä internetin turvallisuus

On väitetty, että suomalainen joutuu todennäköisemmin rikoksen uhriksi tietoverkoissa kuin tosielämässä. Näin uskoo vakaasti myös F-Securen tutkimusjohtaja Mikko Hyppönen. Esimerkkejä tästä tietoturva-alan pioneeri kohtaa harva se päivä.

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Get your data under control – MyData in research and education

Large volumes of data about all of us are continually accumulating in a variety of registers, but it's difficult to harness fragmentised information stored in numerous different places. MyData appears to offer a solution by placing people at the centre of data management.

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Five reasons supercomputing centers love Linux

The first version of Linux (0.0.1) was launched on the Finnish University and Research Network Funet’s FTP server nearly 25 years ago. Back then, few would have guessed that the open source operating system developed by a young student, Linus Torvalds, would a quarter of a century later run on most of the mobile phones and servers as well as on the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

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