Report on the achievements of computational science in Finland

From: Juha Haataja
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 13:06:06 +0200
Subject: Finnish Center for Scientific Computing
Center for Scientific Computing, or simply CSC, is a Finnish service center specializing in scientific computing and data communications. CSC provides modeling, computing and information services for universities, research institutes and industry.

CSC has published a report focusing on the achievements of computational science in Finland. We have selected illustrative examples from, e.g., physics, chemistry, biosciences, economics and astronomy. Of course, this report can only show a small sample of the results: CSC has over 1500 users, who are involved in over 700 active projects.

The report is available at the Web address http://www.csc.fi/reports/cr97-98/ in Adobe Acrobat format. A limited number of copies is also available in printed form.

We hope this report encourages the readers to "think big". We are currently compiling a report on the Finnish grand challenges in scientific computing. We hope that the next supercomputer system - to be installed in 2000 or 2001 - will make it possible to meet at least some of these challenges.

We hope that you enjoy this interdisciplinary review of scientific computing. Please send your comments about this report to the e-mail address Juha.Haataja@csc.fi.


Juha Haataja, CSC