Extremely Large Resources - Services for Research
Extremely Large Resources
If the standard computing or storage resources offered by CSC are not sufficient for your needs, there are other options to turn to.
LUMI Extreme Scale Access
LUMI, one of the EuroHPC world-class supercomputers and leading platforms for artificial intelligence, is located at CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland.
LUMI resources are accessible to users in Europe. A part of LUMI resources is allocated by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking. These resources are available to users from EU member states and the countries associated to Horizon 2020. In addition, users in LUMI consortium countries can apply for resources from the national quotas.
Those wishing to apply for LUMI resources from EuroHPC quota can find more information on the LUMI webpage for users in Europe . Researchers located in a LUMI consortium country can find more country-specific information on the LUMI webpages as well.
Finnish users can access LUMI in a few different access modes: Regular, Benchmark, Development, or Extreme Scale.
LUMI Extreme Scale Access is reserved for projects requiring extremely large resources in terms of computing time and data storage. Other access modes are meant for projects with lower resource needs.
CSC Grand Challenge calls
CSC Grand Challenge calls are aimed at scientific research projects that require computational resources exceeding CSC's standard project resources.
Submitted proposals go through a technical and a scientific evaluation. The maximum amount of resources granted is for Mahti 50 million billing units or for LUMI 1,0 million GPUh & 12 million core-h per project, and the resources allocated have to be consumed within a year.