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Open season on open source cloud

Some of the biggest challenges CIOs in financial organisations are facing are the reduction in budgets and the need to be more efficient with their resources. An organisation needs to meet peaks in demand like monthly payroll runs, batch processing, or use of customer facing applications. Ideally, it needs to cost nothing when it’s not in […]

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Can Analytics Save the NHS from Collapse?

As I’m sure every NHS manager reading this right now knows – demand from patients in the NHS comes in enormous peaks and troughs, which really hurts performance and budgets. If you plan for peaks you have too many underutilised resources during quiet times and, if you plan for the troughs, you can’t meet the […]

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Red Hat Forum event report – Ansible and Containers dominate

I’ve just returned from a very warm Frankfurt where I was able to experience ISC on the opening day. This was courtesy of Red Hat who were holding their EMEA Partner Conference which was the main reason for me being there. This blog is about that event as I’m sure there will be plenty of […]

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OCF HPC machine at University of Bristol enters the TOP500

I’m incredibly pleased to be able to share with you the news that the newest supercomputer at the University of Bristol has entered the TOP500 supercomputing sites – now the second OCF customer on the list. For over a decade the University has been contributing to world-leading and life changing scientific research using HPC, having […]

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Supporting scientific research at the Atomic Weapons Establishment

There aren’t many organisations that are able to claim they’ve helped with the support and maintenance of the UK’s Trident missile system, but that’s exactly what OCF has been able to do thanks to a new HPC cluster and separate big data storage system.  The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has been synonymous with science, engineering […]

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How Faster Deep Learning Research Strengthens Industry Partnerships

In this post, we’re going to look at how advanced deep learning technology can help a university to strengthen its partnerships and industry links. And we’re going to do so by sharing a success story. At Queen Mary University London (QMUL), two IBM Power systems S822LC systems supplied by us have led to all manner […]

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Why IBM ‘Minsky’ Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

We recently shared a post on three remarkable deep learning projects at Queen Mary University London (QMUL). SketchX, Warblr and folk-rnn were underpinned by a powerful IBM-NVIDIA system provided by OCF, called IBM Power System S822LC and codenamed ‘Minsky’. The three projects were undoubted successes, leading to major media coverage and awards for QMUL. You […]

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Three Astounding Deep Learning Projects

Deep learning is now a fundamental part of research and teaching at many universities and organisations around the world. Yet as with all kinds of academia, those fastest to findings take the limelight – as well as the next round of research grants. At the forefront of deep learning is the relatively new IBM Power […]

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