Blogs

Hanindyo Kuncarayakti and colleagues simulate supernova explosions

Astronomer and docent Hanindyo Kuncarayakti talks about his research on the blazing deaths of stars and how they interact with the surrounding matter. The collaboration between Finnish and Japanese researchers has already existed for the past several years and they are utilizing LUMI supercomputer in their studies.

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Work smarter, not harder - use the OKSA glossary!

Those working in education and teaching use their own vernacular, which is understood best by those who work in the field. To ease the collaboration, the third edition of the Glossary of Education (OKSA glossary) was published in April 2024.

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Accelerating the discovery of materials to advance clean energy and zero-emission vehicles

Professor Antti Karttunen and Dr. Kevin Conley from the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University, Finland, use LUMI supercomputer in their research, that accelerates the discovery of materials for clean energy and zero-emission vehicles.

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Oppimisanalytiikan viitekehys auttaa hyödyntämään dataa oppimisen tukena

Oppimisessa ja koulutuksessa käytetään useita sähköisiä alustoja. Näitä ovat esimerkiksi digitaaliset oppimateriaalit, oppimisalustat, simulaatiot ja muut sähköiset työkalut. Kun opiskelijat käyttävät näitä alustoja, he jättävät toiminnastaan verkossa jälkiä. Oppimisanalytiikka tarkoittaa digitaalisten jälkien keräämistä, analysointia ja raportointia.

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Excitement about supercomputing at the heart of Europe: LUMI consortium event in Brussels on 5 March

“We need to be more encouraged, passionate in Europe, about what we can really do with our supercomputers, and we need to broaden the community,” said Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for digital policy.

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Antti Penttilä studies light scattering in space

University researcher and docent in planetary sciences Antti Penttilä from the University of Helsinki, Finland, uses LUMI to study light scattering in space. The use of the LUMI supercomputer enables the calculation of significantly larger models than before.

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European Health Data Space: mobilising data for health innovation and AI development

Done in the right way, the European Health Data Space could boost research and new technologies for better health, resilience and competitiveness.

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Rupert Gladstone develops large computer model ensembles to simulate ice flows in the Antarctic

Our first interviewee is Adjunct Professor Rupert Gladstone from the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland. Dr. Gladstone's research is on a highly impactful topic - how much the Antarctic Ice Sheet will contribute to global sea level rise over the coming centuries.

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Digitaalisuus lisää opiskelijan joustoja ja laajentaa huikeasti kurssitarjontaa

Digitaalisuus mahdollistaa korkeakoulujen aiempaa laajemman opetusyhteistyön. Opiskelijalle se tarjoilee jopa koko maailmanlaajuisen opintovalikoiman ja avaa tietä elämänmittaiseen opintopolkuun.

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Quantum leap requires big jump also in encryption of telecommunications

Tiq toq, tiq toq, the quantum clock is ticking. The internet turned 40 at the beginning of this year. Around the same time, in other places, ideas for a completely new kind of computer - a quantum computer - were being hatched. In the beginning, there were few interconnects between the two, but today these wonders of information technology are intimately entangled.

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Next steps for the EU’s AI Act: towards enabling regulation

The EU has embarked on an ambitious journey to become the first major global power to regulate the use of artificial intelligence. Two years ago, the European Commission made a proposal for an AI Act, greeted with enthusiasm by those who feel that regulation is needed to ensure safe use of AI, and with reluctance by those who fear that regulation will kill all AI innovation.

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LUMI’s first scientific showcases emerging

The European scientific community has been able to utilize LUMI, Europe’s fastest supercomputer, at full scale since December last year. In this post, I will go through some highlights from the early months as well as reveal some upcoming developments of the system.

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Efficient molecular dynamics simulations on LUMI

The main computing power of the LUMI supercomputer comes from its hefty GPU partition, which high performance has already been proven for several use cases, but how does the performance look like for molecular dynamics? Spoiler alert: it's excellent!

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How to solve a jigsaw puzzle with 1.56 billion pieces

Recently, this brute-force nature of docking has been put in jeopardy by the size of available small molecule collections: With modern compound libraries exceeding the billion scale, docking would suddenly take months or years, even with supercomputing resources at one’s disposal. But what if there were a faster way to predict a piece’s fit? This is where machine learning comes in.

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Pysyville tunnisteille kansallinen tiekartta

Pysyvistä tunnisteista (PID) on verkkoympäristössä selkeää hyötyä ja ne säästävät työtä. Jotta toimintamallit ja vastuut ovat selkeitä, Suomessa toimiva asiantuntijoista muodostuva PID-verkosto on vastikään julkaissut Kansallisen PID-tiekartan.

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CSC’s recommendations for the implementation of Finland’s digital compass, part 2: Focus on RDI

Digitalization must be seen above all as an enabler of research, product development, innovation and new competences. Finland's digital compass must reflect this. One of the key tools for developing competences is LUMI, a pan-European supercomputer located in Kajaani. LUMI is the third most powerful supercomputer in the world, and has been rightly identified in the key results of the digital compass.

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CSC’s recommendations for the implementation of Finland’s digital compass, part 1: Boosting data economy and the RDI ecosystem

The digital transformation is expected to be a game changer for the whole society. But do we fully understand the impact of digitalization, and what it requires at societal level?

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Better tailored care through advanced data transfer and analysis methods

Some of the most valuable insights generated by research come from the integration of complex datasets. It is therefore important to promote national computing and data storage services. This creates a strong foundation for data-intensive research in Finland.

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LUMI is officially here!

The second pilot phase of LUMI, using the system’s GPU capacity, is complete, system’s performance verified with accepted benchmarks, contract work completed and, therefore, LUMI is officially ready to serve European scientists in its full capacity!

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Digitaaliset kaksoset Tieteiden yössä

Digitaalinen kaksonen on fyysisestä tutkimuskohteesta tehty digitaalinen kopio, jossa yhdistyvät mallinnus ja havaintodata. Esittelimme Tieteiden yön verkkotapahtumassa CSC:llä kehitettävät digitaaliset kaksoset: ilmastokaksosen ja biodiversiteetin digitaaliset kaksoset.

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