CSC published four interviews about EuroHPC and LUMI supercomputer

Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission
16 Sep 2019 Helsinki - CSC, who is leading the EuroHPC LUMI consortium, has published four interviews summarised in an article "EuroHPC highlights Finnish know-how, increases Finnish research prospects and enables more expert resources for science and business innovations". The persons interviewed are Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for the EU's employment, growth, investments and competitiveness; Jaakko Hirvola, CEO of Technology Industries of Finland; Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University; and Kimmo Koski, Managing Director of CSC.

Katainen sets high expectations to Kajaani's ecosystem and, in particular, to data-based business models, such as platform economy and artificial intelligence.

According to Niemelä, data is an essential resource, but an enormous amount of computing power is required to conduct experiments on methodologies such as deep learning with authentic data. Effective research activities also secure the rapid development of research methodologies.

CEO of Technology Industries of Finland Jaakko Hirvola warmly welcomes EuroHPC's LUMI supercomputer as a generous addition to the computing power available to Finnish research activities.

Koski states that a project of this magnitude is Finland's first remarkable achievement in the field.

The interviews are in Finnish, the summaray article in English.

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