Physics at CSC is very much concentrated on High Performance Computing (HPC).

Many customers are using their own software on CSC HPC-computers. Service to physics customers are thus to a large extent provided by keeping the HPC computer environment at CSC efficient, up-to-date and useful.

To further improve the availability of top-end HPC hardware to our customers, CSC provide opportunities to apply for computing time on the largest computers in Europe via e.g. PRACE.

CSC is also strongly involved in scientific HPC software development and optimization, both in-house codes and customer codes are optimized and developed (request support via

Another important part of CSC service to computational physics is to provided training.

Finally, CSC provides a set of useful codes installed, optimized and ready to use.

Code Development

There are several physics software developed at CSC in collaboration with academia:

  1. HiDEM code for the simulation of fracture and fragmentation of materials. The 1.0 version is available. HiDEM2.0 is not yet publicly available. Contact (
  2. CellSim3D code for the mechanics and growth of cellular structures and soft colloide dynamics. The 1.0 version is available. Contact (
  3. Elmer code, a multi-physics Finite Element code.

Cooperation projects

CSC physics is involved in many cooperation projects. The list below provide some examples of what kind of cooperation is possible:

  1. E-TASC ACH is the Eurofusion funded Advanced Compute Hub targeted on providing IT-support for fusion research.
  2. Simulation of lab-scale Ice fragmentation with Aalto Uni (HiDEM project)
  3. Growth of Soft Tissue with Åbo Akademi Uni and UWO, Canada. (CellSim3D project)
  4. DOMINOS, simulation of the calving processes of glaciers and Ice shelves (HiDEM project)
  5. Nuclear waste repository assessment (permafrost, groundwater + studies on bentonite casing) (Elmer project).
  6. Elmer/Ice, ice flow model (widely used).