CSC mainly supports the field of physics in high performance computing (HPC).


Our supercomputers are equipped with useful software, optimized and ready to use. Many physicists also choose to use their own software on our supercomputers. To support this we keep our HPC environment efficient, up-to-date, and useful.

In addition to our supercomputers, you can apply for computing time on other HPC systems in Europe through associations like PRACE.

We are invested in developing and optimizing scientific HPC software. You can inquire our service desk about custom software development or optimization.

A significant part of our services for computational physics is providing training.

Software development

CSC collaborates with academia in developing software for physics. Some of the examples include:

  • HiDEM software for simulating the fracture and fragmentation of materials. HiDEM 1.0 is available, while the next version is not yet publicly available.
  • CellSim3D software developed for the mechanics and growth of cellular structures and soft colloide dynamics. Version 1.0 is available.
  • Elmer is finite element software for multiphysical problems.

For inquiries about HiDEM and CellSim3D, contact Jan Åström at

Cooperation projects

We are involved in many cooperation projects in physics. Here are some examples of what kind of cooperation is possible:

  • Advanced Compute Hub providing IT support for fusion research with the EUROfusion consortium
  • Simulation of lab-scale ice fragmentation with Aalto University (HiDEM project)
  • Growth of soft tissue with Åbo Akademi University and Western University in Canada (CellSim3D project)
  • DOMINOS, simulation of the calving processes of glaciers and ice shelves (HiDEM project)
  • Nuclear waste repository assessment (permafrost, groundwater, and studies on bentonite casing) (Elmer project)
  • Elmer/Ice, widely-used ice flow model