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E-IRG Workshop CSC, October 4, 2006 Risto M. Nieminen Helsinki University of Technology HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY.

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1 e-IRG Workshop CSC, October 4, 2006 Risto M. Nieminen Helsinki University of Technology HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY COMP / LABORATORY OF PHYSICS Recent developments in cyber-infrastructures: the ”northern dimension”

2 1. Finnish National GRID/e-Science Strategy Due Proposed Outline: Education and TrainingResearch E-Science Strategy Infrastructure CS&E Universities Colleges Master’s Programmes Doctoral Programmes Funding agencies Methodological and enabling research Multi-disciplinary applications FUNET, CSC Topical Grids ESFRI, e-IRG Centers of Excellence Strategic Competence Centers NDGF, Nordic e-Science

3 2. Nordic e-Science Strategy Denmark-Sweden-Norway-Finland-Iceland NordForsk NOS-N NOS-H NOS-M networks, infrastructure natural sciences social sciences medical sciences

4 MGRID – the first large-scale grid structure in operation in Finland Based on strong tradition in computational materials science Partners: seven university laboratories in physics, chemistry + HIP+CSC Funding: Academy of Finland + participating organisations Coordinated procurement & installation (CSC) Operational, middle-heavy throughput facility since late 2004 –based on Linux clusters Bottom-up, topical computing grid

5 The M-GRID system Different-sized Clusters: –HP Proliant 64-bit Opteron –2 x 1 Gbit interconnect Operating system: –Linux Red Hat Rocks –GRID middleware: NorduGrid ARC Total cost ca. 1 M EUR In total over 1000 processors, expanding Total peak performance 2.9 Teraflops Versatile selection of shared software, archives, databases Good value for money!

6 4. Top-end, Capability Computing - CSC as a national facility – new procurements - European infrastructure: HET, FP7 ?

7 Thank you for your attention. Welcome to Finland !


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