Accelerating innovations with Natural Language Processing

Thursday 25.01.2024  |  9.00-11.30
Keilaranta, Espoo or via Zoom



Welcome to hear how you can accelerate innovations using

Natural Language Processing with LUMI supercomputer!


State of the art Large Language Models (LLM's) would not be possible without supercomputers. LUMI, the fastest supercomputer in Europe and one of the world’s leading platforms for artificial intelligence, is now available also for Finnish companies, no matter if your company is big or small!

Big AI players from OpenAI to Google and Meta are competing on building massive GPU-based supercomputers to enable bigger and better language and multimodal models. Join this seminar to hear how also your company can get access to resources similar to these world-class ones, powered by the LUMI.

We will outline what needs to be considered when working with a supercomputer and how you can get access and support for using LUMI. You will also learn about available funding models and how to test the suitability of the system free of charge before investment decision.

This event is a must if:

  • your company uses AI or NLP and the current computing resources are a bottleneck for training or fine-tuning large AI models
  • you would like to accelerate your AI workloads using not just one, but multiple GPUs (even thousands!)
  • you want to learn about the high-performance NLP and AI work done in Finland.

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming free-of-charge seminar at the CSC office in Keilaniemi or online! This event will to be a valuable opportunity for learning and sharing knowledge. We are very keen on hearing your ideas and challenges, so we have reserved ample time for discussion. 

Following the seminar, we are having a networking lunch at Plate Restaurant for on premise participants. This will provide a relaxed atmosphere to continue discussions and engage with our expert speakers and fellow attendees. These seats are limited.

Event program:

THURSDAY 25.01.2024

Venue: Life Science Center, Keilaranta 14, Espoo or Zoom

09.00 Welcome Aleksi Kallio, Development manager, CSC


How supercomputing enables NLP development – Väinö Hatanpää, Machine Learning Specialist, CSC


How to become a LUMI business user – Juhani Huttunen, Customer solution manager, CSC


Coffee break


Success story: Root Signals Oy – Oguzhan Gencoglu


Bridging the gap between academic and industrial: Pre-training massive open language models for European languages – Sampo Pyysalo, University of Turku and Aarne Talman, Silo AI Oy

11.00 Q&A
11.30 Lunch – Restaurant Plate at Life Science Center
EuroHPC LUMI, Europe's fastest and one of the world´s greenest supercomputer.


Oguzhan (Ouz) Gencoglu  is the co-founder and Head of AI in Root Signals AI. His expertise areas are machine learning and... Read more

Sampo Pyysalo is Research fellow in the TurkuNLP group at the University of Turku and one of the PIs of the... Read more

Aarne Talman  is a natural language processing (NLP) scientist and AI leader with over 16 years of industry... Read more

Aleksi Kallio is a Computer Scientist specializing in artificial intelligence and data analysis. Aleksi currently... Read more

Väinö Hatanpää is a Machine Learning specialist at CSC. He is supporting large scale deep learning, helping users... Read more

Juhani Huttunen is a Customer Solution Manager at CSC. Juhani focuses on promoting advanced computational solutions... Read more

Organisators and partners:

CSC – IT Center of Science
Keilaranta 14, Espoo

CSC as part of the national research system develops, integrates and offers high-quality ICT services for research, education, culture, public administration and companies. The event is organised by CSC in cooperation with

EuroCC Finland project, that is a part of the EuroCC project establishing national HPC competence centers in different European countries. CSC supports and improves the capabilities of Finnish users to utilise supercomputing in demanding simulations, large-scale artificial intelligence, and high-performance data analytics. 

FAIR EDIH, The Finnish AI Region, offers businesses low-threshold expertise in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, high-performance computing, and cyber security. Most of FAIR´s services are free of charge. FAIR aim to accelerate and expand the adoption of artificial intelligence in small and medium-sized enterprises.

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