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Relief ahead for dry irritated eyes with help from supercomputing

Gazing into computer screens for hours in dry air-conditioned rooms is a likely contributing factor to millions of people suffering from dry eye syndrome (DES). Now, backed by supercomputing Finnish researchers are exploring how treatment in the form of eye drops should be designed to provide maximum relief.

The project was awarded 67,000,000 core hours on the Joliot-Curie High-Performance Computing cluster in Rome, hosted by GENCI/CEA, France. The Finnish team obtained the project through an application to the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE).

The research team at University of Helsinki is confident that progress in understanding of DES will continue thanks to LUMI, the new Peta scale machine in Kajaani, Finland, operated by National Research and Education Network CSC.

Submitted by Morten Andersen

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