CSC and LUMI supercomputer honored at Finnish regional celebration

August 18, 2022 – The Pro Kainuu Achievement Award is given for meritorious activity on behalf of the visibility and positive fame of the Kainuu region, Finland.

The LUMI supercomputer, which has also won numerous international awards, has been credited with raising Kainuu’s profile as a high-tech center and pioneer in sustainable development.

Kajaani Data Center Manager Jukka-Pekka Partanen (right) received the Pro Kainuu Excellence Award. Also in the picture: Ville Heikkinen (left) and Arto Klemetti. Credit: Johannes Aalto.

The cooperation between Kainuu and CSC indicates that in Kainuu one can achieve heights that are fully compatible with the goals set for oneself. The work certainly did not stop there. In Europe, it is now recognized that CSC’s excellence and vision are already geared towards global cooperation and the opportunities it brings, observed Jukka-Pekka Partanen, Kajaani’s Data Center Manager.

The Pro Kainuu Achievement Award winner was selected by the Kainuu Regional Government after hearing recommendations from a panel of experts.

This year’s Pro Kainuu Annual Recognition Award was also presented at the event, which was awarded to Ristajärven Pyry Sports Club. For the first time, the Pro Kainuu Youth Recognition Award was also presented. The winner was wildlife photographer Ville Heikkinen from Kuhmo.

LUMI, winner of several awards

In November 2021, LUMI won the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Best Sustainability Innovation in HPC at HPCWire Magazine’s annual Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. The award was presented at the SC21 conference in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

LUMI received another international award at the DCD Awards Global Gala in London last December when LUMI received the Data Center Design Innovation Award together with Granlund and Synopsis Architects. A record number of competitors competed for the DCD Awards this year: hundreds of entries were submitted from 35 countries on six different continents.

Additionally, the LUMI data center project received an award in May 2022 as Innovative Project of the Year in the London Electricity and Data Center Review Excellence Awards.

Learn more about the Pro Kainuu award by clicking here.

Source: CSC

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