* Puhti porting and optimization workshop 10.-11.9. *

The focus of the workshop is to facilitate users to port and optimize codes for Puhti. The workshop enables users to get the best possible performance from Puhti. Read more and register (by 30.8.) at

* GPU Programming with OpenACC (14.10. - 15.10.) *

Introduction to GPU programming using the directive based OpenACC paradigm. The topics covered in the course include the basic usage of OpenACC, profiling and performance and interoperability with CUDA and MPI. Read more and register at

* GPU Hackathon (16.10. - 18.10.) *

Come and hack on your GPU application together with GPU experts! The GPU Hackathon is a coding event in which teams of developers work on their application to port it to GPUs or optimise its performance on GPUs. In particular, the hackathon focuses on applications that can scale up to multiple GPU nodes. The hackathon is organised in collaboration with Nvidia and the E-CAM European HPC Center of Excellence. Read more and submit your application at

With summer greetings,
CSC Training


Computational Chemistry Days 2019

29.30.8. Annual Computational Chemistry Days 2019 gathers researchers from all aspects in the field of computational chemistry together. Registration deadline: 15.8.2019

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Introduction to Base R

17.6. R is a language and an environment that has become one of the most popular tools for data analysis. Registration deadline: 9.6.2019

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Toimitko avoimen tieteen ja datanhallinnan kouluttajana ja haluaisit tehdä koulutuksistasi tehokkaampia?
Tässä webinaarissa käymme läpi:
- käytettävissä olevia datanhallinnan koulutus- ja opintomateriaaleja
- oppimistavoitteita, kohderyhmiä, koulutusmuotoja
- terveisiä ja vinkkejä Fosterin järjestämältä Train-the-Trainer koulutuspäivältä

Tämä webinaari soveltuu kaikille

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This webinar presents the basic concepts of quantum computing, how it differs from ordinary computing and what are the prospects and limitations of this technology. The current state of quantum computers is discussed: what is possible now and what are the problems hindering the performance of quantum computers.

The webinar does not require any prior knowledge of physics or computing. It serves as an introduction to the topic, emphasising conceptual understanding without the use of many equations.

Join the webinar:

Guest Lecture: Professor Risto Miikkulainen (The University of Texas at Austin and Cognizant Technology Solutions), Creative AI through Evolutionary Computation

Professor Risto Miikkulainen ( will give a guest lecture on Monday 27 May at 10 am in Room B120 at Exactum (Pietari Kalmin katu 5). The lecture is open to the public.

Abstract: Last decade has seen tremendous progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is now in the real world, powering applications that have a large practical impact. Most of it is based on modeling what is already known, e.g. predicting what the right classification of an image or a language sequence might be.  The next step for AI is machine creativity, e.g. designing engineering solutions that are more complex, perform better, or at a lower cost than existing solutions. Evolutionary computation is likely to play a central role in future of such AI.  I will review several recent techniques and applications where evolutionary creativity improves upon best human solutions, including designing neural network architectures, web interfaces, and growth recipes for agriculture.

Feel free to forward further to other potentially interested persons.

The HiDATA event Data Science for Social Good on Wednesday 22 May at 9:00–15:00, in Tiedekulma – Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki.

Next Monday, April 8th at 9am, we will have the following Machine
Learning Coffee talk in Kumpula (Exactum D122):

Deploying A.I.

Jussi Rintanen
Professor of Computer Science, Aalto University

Abstract: Expectations for AI changing the world are great, and academic
research groups have ambitious goals for deploying their research in the
real world. In this talk I discuss the potential of AI in a range of
industries and application areas. What are the main opportunities for
AI, the main obstacles for deployment of AI in a large scale, and what
are the realistic routes for deployment? My viewpoint is that of a
researcher in planning and decision-making, with long-term experience in
trying to apply AI to real-world industrial problems, including
telecoms, energy, and software production. I will argue that the core
obstacle to AI having very broad impact on the society is the
integration of AI technologies in existing software infrastructure. This
obstacle also points to many promising research opportunities.

We will serve porridge and coffee at 9:00am and the talk will begin at

Please spread the news and join us for our weekly habit of beginning the
week with an interesting machine learning talk!

Upcoming talks:
15.4.   Otaniemi: Enrico di Minin
22.4.   Easter break
29.4.   Otaniemi: Roman Yangarber
6.5.    Kumpula: Gregor Hillers

For more details see:


Yliopiston ketterää kehittämistä ja lean-kehityskohteita tuodaan esille kaikille yliopistolaisille avoimessa lean-foorumissa Kumpulassa, Physicumissa, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2, sali D101 klo 13.00-15.30

Microsoft Artificial Intelligence (AI) workshop

4.4.2019, 8:30-16:30
Room D122, Exactum Building
Pietari Kalmin katu 5,

The 1-day workshop includes an overview of Microsoft Azure AI platform, Machine Learning Fundamentals, an introduction to Azure Jupyter Notebooks, hands-on lab with Azure Machine Learning Studio where you’ll prep data, build and train a model, evaluate, deploy and predict. There is room for open discussions and more. Remember to bring your laptop. We look forward to unlocking the benefits of AI for you.


CSC DL21 Roadshow

Paikka:     B123, Exactum, Pietari Kalmin katu 5, Helsinki

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö toteuttaa datanhallinnan ja laskennan tutkimusinfrastruktuurien kehittämisohjelman (DL2021) vuosina 2017−2021. CSC saa uuden, tehokkaan ja tasapainoisen dataintensiivisen laskennan ympäristön, joka mahdollistaa suomalaisen tutkimuksen ja opetuksen kilpailukyvyn tuleville vuosille. Ympäristö on maksutta korkeakoulujen ja tutkimuslaitosten henkilökunnan ja opiskelijoiden käytössä.

Uusi ympäristö otetaan käyttöön kahdessa vaiheessa, joista ensimmäinen vaihe on käytössä vuoden 2019 kesällä. Samassa yhteydessä supertietokone Sisu poistuu käytöstä 1.7.2019. Varmistaakseen ensimmäisen vaiheen sujuvan käyttöönoton, CSC vierailee korkeakoulukampuksilla kertomassa muutoksista uudessa ympäristössä.

Osallistumalla tapahtumaan kuulet mitä palveluita CSC tarjoaa tutkijoille ja miten muutokset vaikuttavat nykyisiin palveluihimme. Pääset myös keskustelemaan suoraan asiantuntijoidemme kanssa ja tarvittaessa saamaan lähitukea.

Code Refinery

May 27-29, 2019, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

University of Helsinki, Kumpula Campus, Exactum building. Address: Pietari Kalmin katu 5, Helsinki. 27th May and 28th May, Exactum D122. 29th May, Exactum B222.

The aim of this course is to demonstrate to and familiarize the workshop participants with best practices and tools in modern research software development. The main focus is on professional tools for efficiently developing and maintaining research software. Since most research code is developed in a collaborative setting, we will discuss tools and workflows which facilitate this process. Most of the content is also relevant to a single developer.

More information and registration:

 Introduction to Julia (17.4. - 18.4.) *

Julia is a new high-level, high-performance programming language. In
other words, it aims to be simple to write and fast to run. It has
gained a lot of visibility especially among various fields of science,
such as astronomy, biology, finance, and statistics. Read more and
register at

* Scalable Parallel Computations with PETSc (2.5. - 3.5.) *

The Portable Extensible Toolkit for Scientific computing (PETSc) is a
software framework for scalable numerical solution of complex problems
in science and engineering. The course will interleave theory and
practice — presentations and hands-on exercises with individual
consultations. This free of charge course is provided by the
PRACE Training Centres (PTCs) activity. Read more and register at

Scientific Visualization with VTK and ParaView 10.-11.04.

The goal of this two-day training session is to provide a comprehensive introduction to scientific visualization with ParaView. The course is intended for an audience of computational as well as application scientists, engineers, post-docs, and students with a background or an interest in numerical simulation. Read more and register at

The participants are encouraged to communicate in advance any specific requests, or topics of interest concerning the course.

Osallistu Tikelle järjestettävään TheatreWorks-työpajaan pe 8.3. klo 9-11, Biokeskus 1 (Viikinkaari 11), sali 1401 (Impact Factory).

Työhyvinvointikyselyn purkutilaisuudessa tuli myös haastavat tilanteet esille ja tässä tilaisuudessa on jokaisen henkilökohtaisesti tilaisuus peilata myös omaa käytöstään ja sen merkitystä eri tilanteissa.

TheatreWorks-työpajassa päästään tarkastelemaan erilaisia tilanteita työn arjessa ja sitä, miten erilaisilla reagointitavoilla voidaan ohjata tilanteita eri suuntiin. Työyhteisöteatterissa ammattinäyttelijät hoitavat näyttelemisen ja yleisö keskustelee nähdystä. Ei siis tarvitse pelätä, että joutuu itse näyttelemään, mutta voi oppia jotain! Tilaisuus on tarkoitettu kaikille tikeläisille, ei pelkästään esimiehille.


Early bird registration for the CSC Summer School in HPC is closing in
February 28, only few places left!

Ten days of coding, sport activities and good company right in the
middle of beautiful Finnish nature just 30km from Helsinki.

CSC Summer School celebrates its 10th anniversary by bringing together
undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in
different disciplines of scientific computing. The school consists of
lectures and hands-on training on parallel programming, code
optimization and other essential skills in development of scientific
software. During the school you can build up your HPC expertise from
almost zero up to an intermediate / semi-advanced level.

The aim of the school is to give you the skill set necessary to start
writing high-performance scientific software! ... and to have a great
time while doing it!

Join the fun and register now at:

* Advanced Parallel Programming (27.2. - 1.3.) *

This course addresses hybrid programming by combining OpenMP and MPI, as
well as more advanced topics in MPI. Also, parallel I/O is discussed and
exemplified in the course. This free of charge course is provided by the
PRACE Training Centres (PTCs) activity. Read more and register (by
20.2.2019) at: