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UK Academia’s First IBM POWER9 Systems Deployed at Two Top Universities

We have recently worked with two universities, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Newcastle University, to bring greater processing power to their existing HPC infrastructures. QMUL’s researchers were undertaking more and more research involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning and analytics. While Newcastle University had researchers from the mathematics, statistics and physics departments who […]

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OCF HPC machine at University of Southampton enters TOP500

We’re proud to say that one of our recent installations, the new HPC machine at the University of Southampton (named Iridis 5) has entered the TOP500, positioned at 251 on the list. Iridis 5 was designed, integrated and configured by OCF, in collaboration with Lenovo, Bright Computing and NVIDIA.  The HPC system supports research requiring […]

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Update on Spectre and Meltdown

There is a wealth of speculation and information on the internet regarding the Spectre and Meltdown problems recently discovered, and the potential implications for HPC in terms of both performance impact and security vulnerabilities. At present OCF is still continuing to gather information ourselves by executing performance tests in our labs, listening to our customers […]

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Processor design flaw

There has been a great deal of news over the last week generated by the publication of the design flaw in processors, predominantly Intel processors and to a lesser extent AMD and POWER processors, which could lead to performance issues. AMD has created a web page that provides information on how its processors are not […]

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CIUK Event Report: Lack of Coding is still a Hindrance to Research Progress

Last week saw OCF attend the last HPC event on the 2017 calendar, Computing Insight UK. A cold and frosty start was braved by the delegates at the annual event organised by STFC, held for the second year in a row at Manchester Central. This year the event theme was “Joining Up the UK e-Infrastructure” […]

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No, GPUs aren’t going to replace CPUs, but they are here to stay

There was an interesting story published last month in which NVIDIA’s founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, said: “As advanced parallel-instruction architectures for CPU can be barely worked out by designers, GPUs will soon replace CPUs”. Here’s the thing, a GPU is never going to run an accounting package for example, or Microsoft Word, it’s always […]

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AI in University research – the time is now

No matter where you look it now seems like everyone is involved in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or Deep Learning in some way. For this blog I’m going to make the assumption you know the differences between the three, but if not, NVIDIA has written a great blog that’ll get you started. There’s good reason […]

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How to choose high performance storage for your organisation

Our customers often ask what storage technologies they should be using. The answer, invariably, is complex. There’s no right or wrong answer. But, choices made now will have an impact on how well the system will perform in the future so, careful, intelligent planning is essential. If you need a large amount of performance and […]

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