Infrastructure

NMR laboratory

The NMR Unit is a major user group of the NMR laboratory, which is part of the Centre of Microscopy and Nanotechnology (cMNT). The instrumentation includes six Bruker spectrometers on varied field strengths:

and two table top Magritek instruments:

The instruments are suited for an unusually wide variety of objects (wide range of nuclei, gas/liquid/solid measurements, different sample sizes) and the AV-III-300 instrument is equipped with solid state, diffusion and microimaging options. The laboratory also hosts self-developed (by the NMR Unit) remote detection probe, three kinds of hyperpolarization apparatus (SEOP, PHIP, SABRE) and the nuclear magneto-optic spectrometer.

Computers

Computational work is carried out in computing environment of CSC - IT Center for Science). CSC is a national services center consisting mainly of high-performance supercomputer Sisu (Cray XC30, ca. 40000 cores, 1700 TFlop/s) and supercluster Taito (HP Proliant SL230s, 17000 cores, 515 TFlop/s) capable of serial, parallel and GPGPU runs up to thousands of cores, as well as a wide variety of additional features such as data storage, software and databases.

We are the main user of the local Carpo computer cluster (360 cores) of the University of Oulu. The cluster is a part of the nation-wide Finnish Grid and Cloud Infrastructure project (FGCI), which contributes to distributed high-throughput computing with thousands of cores and hundreds of TFlop/s capacity. The NMR Unit is responsible for the FGCI project at University of Oulu. The capacity of FGCI and the Oulu cluster will be more than doubled in 2018-19 with the co-funding from the Academy of Finland. The new FGCI resources will be available for the researchers in broad range of science as the second stage of the project is supported by the Faculties of Science, Medicine, Technology as well as Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine of University of Oulu.