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How OpenFOAM® + POWER8 races past x86 in vehicle CFD simulation

The whole purpose of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is to increase design efficiency and innovation. It’s about being able to test more designs, more easily and accurately, in less time than with traditional methods. In other words, CFD simulation run times are very important. More speed and power means you can try out more designs […]

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OCF’s supporting higher education: 4th in spending analysis

Back in June, CRN published an analysis of IT spending data from 94 UK universities. The team obtained the data via Freedom of Information requests. OCF was listed right alongside global names like Apple, Dell, HP, Logicalis and BT. In fact, CRN kindly ranked us 4th overall! Although the article suggested OCF was a surprise […]

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From CFD bottlenecks to champagne pops with OpenFOAM® and POWER8

It’s fitting that an ideal solution to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) bottlenecks is named ‘OpenFOAM’. Because discovering the benefits of faster and more efficient CFD simulations, running on IBM POWER8 servers, can lead to champagne-popping moments for design teams. Last time I talked about the many industries that use CFD simulation to test new product […]

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UCL ‘Graces’ HPC Top 500 List

I am very happy to share with you that UCL’s Grace Expansion project has made #399 on the HPC Top 500 list. Grace has also become the number 1 University HPC system in the UK! The Grace system was launched earlier this year, as a result of hard work not only from the team at […]

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Getting started in OpenStack

Where are all the cloud engineers? There are a growing number of use cases in OpenStack. Telco’s are getting excited about OpenStack and enabling Network Function Virtualisation – i.e. the ability to deploy virtualised appliances over Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Financial organisations are also seriously considering OpenStack, and typically, financial IT rarely changes quickly. Companies like […]

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Enabling big data for microbiology in the food sector

In the last of a four-part series about bioinformatics, I’ll be taking a look at the food industry and discussing the role micro-organisms play and how we must control their presence in the production chain. Micro-organisms are found virtually everywhere in the environment; in the air, soil and water, in the intestines and faeces of […]

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Unlocking the data secrets hidden in life sciences

In the third of a four-part series about bioinformatics, I’ll be discussing the role microbiology plays in life sciences, and how technology can assist you with processing and analysing such vast datasets. The life sciences are becoming a big data enterprise as advances in genomics, imaging and other technologies enable biologists to generate new information […]

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Overcoming the data challenge posed by DNA sequencing

In the second of a four-part series about bioinformatics, I’ll be discussing how DNA sequencing is affecting storage infrastructures, and provide insight into how you can share this information to collaborate more effectively with your colleagues and peers. When Applied Biosystems introduced the AB370A in 1986, it signalled the beginning of a revolution in genomics. […]

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