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Welcome to the 24th NORDUnet Conference Kimmo Koski Managing Director CSC, the Finnish IT Centre for Science
Finland <ul><li>5 300 000 people (16 / square km) </li></ul><ul><li>1 000 000 in Helsinki metropolitan area </li></ul><ul>...
CSC at a glance <ul><li>Founded in 1970 as a technical support unit    for Univac 1108 </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganized as a ...
CSC’s services FUNET SERVICES COMPUTING SERVICES APPLICATION SERVICES STORAGE AND CURATION SERVICES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT...
Funet Network <ul><li>the National Research and Education Network in Finland </li></ul><ul><li>80 member organisations </l...
Funet Anniversary Year 2008 <ul><li>25 years of Funet research and education networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funet was se...
Funet News in 2008 <ul><li>Funet network upgrade to a optical hybrid network: IP network and Lightpaths on 4000 km of dark...
The Finnish model: Impact through centralization at CSC <ul><li>One center: critical mass, fast decision making, services ...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the 24th NORDUnet Conference Kimmo Koski Managing Director CSC, the Finnish IT Centre for Science
  2. 2. Finland <ul><li>5 300 000 people (16 / square km) </li></ul><ul><li>1 000 000 in Helsinki metropolitan area </li></ul><ul><li>max + 34 °C, min - 49 °C </li></ul><ul><li>75% forest </li></ul><ul><li>200 000 lakes </li></ul><ul><li>200 000 islands </li></ul><ul><li>the midnight sun </li></ul><ul><li>sauna </li></ul><ul><li>architecture and design </li></ul><ul><li>high technology </li></ul><ul><li>Nokia, Linus Torvalds, Jean Sibelius, Alvar Aalto, Teemu Selänne, Jari Litmanen, Mika Häkkinen, Kimi Räikkönen… </li></ul>
  3. 3. CSC at a glance <ul><li>Founded in 1970 as a technical support unit for Univac 1108 </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganized as a company, CSC - Scientific Computing Ltd. in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>All shares to the Ministry of Education of Finland in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Operates on a non-profit principle </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities in Espoo, close to Otaniemi community (of 15,000 students and 16,000 technology professionals) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff 160 and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Turnover 2007 16.7 million euros </li></ul>
  4. 4. CSC’s services FUNET SERVICES COMPUTING SERVICES APPLICATION SERVICES STORAGE AND CURATION SERVICES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
  5. 5. Funet Network <ul><li>the National Research and Education Network in Finland </li></ul><ul><li>80 member organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>polytechnics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public research institutes and other state-owned institutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>university hospitals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student dormitories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>more than 350 000 users </li></ul>
  6. 6. Funet Anniversary Year 2008 <ul><li>25 years of Funet research and education networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funet was set-up as a project in December 1983 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First international connections (EARN) in 1985 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux distribution started from FTP.FUNET.FI in 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funet CERT - first CERT team in Finland since 1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funet IPv6 enabled since 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity federation HAKA in production since 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless roaming since 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>20 years of Internet in Finland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First connection by Funet and NORDUnet in 1988 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Funet News in 2008 <ul><li>Funet network upgrade to a optical hybrid network: IP network and Lightpaths on 4000 km of dark fiber </li></ul><ul><li>New services like Funet Antenn - a free IPTV for all Funet members and users </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Finnish model: Impact through centralization at CSC <ul><li>One center: critical mass, fast decision making, services and infrastructure close to each other </li></ul><ul><li>FUNET network services part of the national IT center – exceptional concept internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of services from research networks to supercomputing and data management, from scientific applications to information management etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong player in international research infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Influence in European strategy working groups </li></ul><ul><li>New demand for high capacity data transfer through new experiments and increased international collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Aiming at a key role as one major IT center for science in the future Ecosystem for European e-infrastructure </li></ul>

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