Telephone: 0114 2572 200
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What’s Eating Hadoop’s Lunch?

In a few short years, Hadoop has become one of the most talked about technology innovations of the current decade. Backed by Yahoo and boasting Tesco, Google and Amazon as customers, it is gaining traction in the market. We’ve provided proof of concept projects using Hadoop, including for a global drinks manufacturer, so we know companies […]

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University of Oxford has a new central HPC resource from OCF

We recently completed a project with the University of Oxford on a new HPC cluster that I’m pleased to be able to share with you. The new cluster at the University is supporting a whole swathe of different research across the entire University. All four departments at the University have access to, and can use, […]

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ISC 2015

Venue: Tor Ost/East Gate – Hall 3, Brüsseler Strasse, 60327 Frankfurt am Main For further information please visit: http://www.isc-hpc.com/

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Event Report: ISC 2015

After (finally) catching up from a few busy days over at the ISC supercomputing conference in Frankfurt I thought it would be worthwhile sharing an update on the conference from a system integrators point of view. Even though the venue was different to last year (this year it was in the Frankfurt Messe) the format […]

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Cloud for Scientific Research

Most universities have some form of cloud infrastructure in place already, for both graduate level students and staff, such as Office365 or Drop Box; HR, payroll or finance services. But, cloud is only just taking off with university-based, post-grad researchers. Researchers want to be able to access research data without delays, and they want a […]

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Computing Insight UK

Date: 8-9 December 2015 Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry For further information please visit: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/events/ 

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Big Data Symposium: A breath of fresh air

What is Big Data? Now there’s a question that is perplexing technologists and businessmen in equal amounts. It has a “definitive” definition from Doug Laney back in 2001 as it was he who coined the three V’s definition (Volume, Velocity, Variety) but even this definition has been tampered with; organisations adding further Vs to suit […]

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