CSC – IT Center for Science is a Finnish center of expertise in information technology owned by the Finnish state and higher education institutions. CSC provides internationally high-quality ICT expert services for higher education institutions, research institutes, culture, public administration and companies to help them thrive and benefit society at large. The company is an integral part of the Finnish national research system, with roots dating back to the early 1970s.

CSC upholds strong values and specializes in addressing digitalization challenges to ensure the success of its customers. The company's focus lies in creating broad societal impact and enhancing the competitiveness of research and education.  

CSC finds it essential to develop services, products, and solutions collaboratively in an international context, with opportunities for scalability, interoperability, and knowledge transfer, as research increasingly takes place in large international collaborations. Currently, CSC takes part in nearly 60 externally funded RDI projects and is actively involved in shaping European and global ICT related standards and policies.  

LUMI, a world-class EuroHPC supercomputer, is located at CSC's data center in Kajaani, Finland, hosted together with the LUMI consortium comprising 10 European countries. LUMI was inaugurated in 2022, and is available for researchers across Europe for projects requiring extreme computing capacity. LUMI is one of the world's most competitive supercomputers and one of the most advanced platforms for artificial intelligence. It is also one of the world's most ecological supercomputers, while Kajaani is standing out as one of the most environmentally friendly data centers. 

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