"At the time of installation, LUMI will be one of the world’s fastest computer systems."

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is a joint initiative between the EU, European countries and private partners to develop a World Class Supercomputing Ecosystem in Europe.

LUMI, one of the EuroHPC world-class supercomputers and leading platforms for artificial intelligence, will be located at CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland. Operations will start in mid-2021. The supercomputer will be hosted by the LUMI consortium including ten European countries.

The budget for the EuroHPC JU in 2019–2020 is over 960 million Euros, which includes public investments from the EU and participating states as well as investments from private partners. The total budget of the EuroHPC pre-exascale system in CSC’s data center in Kajaani is over 202 million Euros. Half of this funding comes from the EU and the other half from the consortium countries.

LUMI has received additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which is granted by Regional Council of Kainuu. ERDF funding for 4.2 million Euros is granted for the period of 10.06.2019-31.12.2020. This funding enables EuroHPC's supercomputer to be located at CSC's Kajaani data center, strengthening the national and international status of Kainuu’s ICT and data center services.

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RDI projects related to EuroHPC programme


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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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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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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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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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 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 - 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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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 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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The project will build a prototype for Data/HPC services based on Earth sciences cases. The consortium will develop and provide new services to discover, manage and process spatial and environmental data. The project will develop datasets, adding into the EOSC catalogues.

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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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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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