CSC has several computing resources that are available for universities and research institutes. For the geospatial community the most relevant ones are the supercomputer Taito and the cloud computing environment. Longer introduction of using these computing resources for GIS can be found from CSC pages.
Taito is a supercluster with thousands of cores. It is intended from serial to medium-size parallel calculations. Read More
There are also NVidia GPUs available for programs that can harness their computing power, for example deep learning libraries.
Calculations jobs are submitted to a queue, from where the system moves them to computation when resources are freed from previous jobs.
Taito will be closed in the end of 2019.
cPouta is a cloud computing environment, where users can create virtual machines and tweak them to meet their needs. Read More
ePouta is similar to cPouta. The difference is that it is designed for sensitive data and meets the elevated information security level regulations.
Short instructions on how to use Taito.
Short instructions on how to use cPouta.
Short info about the most important directories in Taito.
A lot of examples for using Taito, cPouta or Notebooks service for GIS purposes. Taito examples include both R/Python and the batch job script, also for parallel analysis.