MathWorks today announced that Finland’s CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. (CSC) will offer access to MATLAB Distributed Computing Server at CSC’s national data center for high-performance computing (HPC). Now, Finnish universities and researchers can run their computationally intensive MATLAB programs on Taito, a CSC super-cluster for HPC. Also, researchers can develop parallel MATLAB applications on their own computers and then scale them to CSC’s infrastructure from within the MATLAB environment, while gaining access to collaboration features in MATLAB.
CSC is a non-profit, state-owned company administered by Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture. CSC maintains and develops the state-owned, centralized IT infrastructure and uses it to provide nationwide IT services for research, libraries, archives, museums, and culture as well as information, education, and research management.
CSC offers the Finnish scientific community one of the most powerful computational environment in the Nordic countries, super-fast and reliable data connections, and Finland's best IT experts and services for science. Through an agreement with the Ministry of Education and Culture, many of CSC’s services are provided at no cost to researchers at Finnish institutions of higher education.
“Finland has an internationally recognized academic and research community known for complex research projects that require substantial computational resources for accurate and fast results,” said Ville Savolainen, development manager at CSC. “MATLAB has a range of recognized strengths from algorithm development to data analysis. By adding the power of MATLAB Distributed Computing Server, we now offer the ability to scale and speed MATLAB applications.”
“As a leader in the field, CSC was quick to recognize that increasingly the foundation of research and education projects is built on computational and data-intensive requirements,” said Silvina Grad-Freilich, who leads parallel computing marketing at MathWorks. “MATLAB is firmly entrenched among CSC’s university members so researchers can work within this familiar environment, and now extend it to include the computing power of MDCS for increased collaboration and HPC access."