CSC Announces Applications Selected Under Supercomputer Mahti Pilot Projects

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 — First users of CSC’s next flagship supercomputer Mahti have been chosen. These Pilot Projects will be run during the Mahti’s acceptance phase.

CSC’s Scientific Customer Panel evaluated 33 applications and selected 22 as Mahti Pilot Projects.

Very wide range of projects was chosen as Pilot Projects. These projects are expected to produce heavy load and stress test the new environment in a versatile way. Pilot Projects are expected to be run in a short four weeks period.

In the Pilot Projects, the researchers are studying, for example, the impacts of the most extreme space storms (like Carrington storm in 1859) on modern infrastructure (Palmroth), dry eye syndrome (Liekkinen), glass plasticity (Frankberg), generation of magnetic fields in the Sun (Käpylä) and the phase transition shortly after the Big Bang (Gould).

Selected Pilot Projects

  • Joni Vuorio, University of Helsinki: Role of SHANK3 in Ras-driven oncogenesis
  • Minna Palmroth, University of Helsinki: Carrington storm in modern infrastructure
  • Xavier Prasanna Anthony Raj, University of Helsinki: Role of seipin in lipid droplet biogenesis
  • Juho Liekkinen, University of Helsinki: Tear fluid lipid layer under non-equilibrium spreading and squeezing
  • Erkka Frankberg, Tampere University: Glass plasticity at room temperature
  • Vivek Sharma, University of Helsinki: Role of protein, lipid and water dynamics in the proton pumping mechanism of respiratory complex I
  • Hannu Häkkinen, University of Jyväskylä: Photoabsorption and photoelectron effect in dynamical nanoparticles
  • Maarit Käpylä, Aalto University: How does small-scale dynamo action occur in the Sun?
  • Oliver Gould, University of Helsinki: ThermOdynaMics of Cosmological phAse Transitions (TOMCAT)
  • Tomasz Rog, University of Helsinki: Membrane proteins in nonnative environment
  • Pavel Buslaev & Gerrit Groenhof, University of Jyväskylä: Rotary motors: estimating ratcheting barriers in ATP synthase with atomistic moleculardynamics simulations
  • Miguel Caro, Aalto University: Machine learning force field simulation of carbon nanotube growth
  • Antti Poso, University of Eastern Finland: Hot then cold – does temperature matter for holdase activity of chaperones?
  • Adam Foster, Aalto University: Simulated nanoendoscopy on a cell membrane
  • Kari Rummukainen, University of Helsinki: Chiral phase transition at Nf=4 QCD
  • Rupert Gladstone, University of Lapland: COLD Antarctic ice and Southern Ocean Simulations
  • Fredric Granberg, University of Helsinki: Quantifying irradiation Damage with quantum Accurate Machine-learning simulations
  • Andrea Sand, University of Helsinki: Electronic Excitations in Threshold displacement events in Tungsten
  • Ilja Makkonen, University of Helsinki: Quantum Monte Carlo Simulation of Positrons in Defected Solids
  • Asier Lopez Eiguren, University of Helsinki: Gravitational Waves from Axion Strings
  • Kari Laasonen, Aalto University: Hydrogen evolution on Pt
  • Karoliina Honkala, University of Jyväskylä: Fluxionality of supported Pt and Rh clusters from ab initio molecular dynamics

Public abstracts of chosen projects

Supercomputer Mahti is the second phase of CSC’s next generation computing and data management environment. After the deployment, CSC’s new environment is ready.

Mahti is a BullSequana XH2000 system by Atos. Mahti contains of 1404 nodes with a peak performance of 7.5 Pflops. Each node has two 64 core AMD EPYC 7H12 processors, altogether 180 000 cores. Mahti has full 200 Gbps HDR InfiniBand connection to each node. Mahti technical specifications

Our current best estimation is that Mahti Pilots will start in April and if all goes well during the Pilot Phase, Mahti general availability will start in May.

About CSC 

CSC – IT Center for Science is a Finnish center of expertise in information technology owned by the Finnish state and higher education institutions. We provide internationally high-quality ICT expert services for higher education institutions, research institutes, culture, public administration and enterprises to help them thrive and benefit society at large.


Source: CSC 

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