The future of scientific computing is based on the enormous transfer capacity of research networks (e.g., CSC-Funet), which enables large data volumes to be transferred partly or entirely to distributed hardware for computation. This approach was first adopted by particle physicists, who developed grid computing technology, which enables both data and computation to be distributed worldwide, forming a seamless workflow. FGI will offer distributed computing capacity to an increasingly large group of researchers. The FGI consortium caters especially to computer sciences, materials sciences (including chemistry and physics), biosciences and computational drug research, but its resources are also available to other disciplines in need of supercomputing services.
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