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Double whammy! Two of OCF’s supercomputers enter the TOP500 list

In 1993, it was decided to assemble and maintain a list of the 500 most powerful computer systems. The list has been compiled twice a year since then, with the help of high-performance computer experts, computational scientists, manufacturers, and the Internet community. The main objective of the TOP500 list is to provide a ranked list […]

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HPC 2017 Part 3: Making Waves in the Market

In my final post on HPC in 2017, I’ll be discussing the HPC channel, suppliers and challenges they face. There are lots of technologies and companies, alongside OCF, making waves in the HPC market. NVIDIA is ‘going great guns’, for example. In 2017, there will be an increased emphasis on accelerators –which should benefit NVIDIA […]

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HPC 2017 Part 2: Brexit Needs to be Back of Mind

Here’s my second instalment of our HPC in 2017 blog posts, looking at the HPC market and developments that we can expect in 2017. In this post, I’ll be discussing the political and global changes which could affect the HPC market. There have been some huge political changes in the US and UK during 2016. I […]

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HPC 2017 Part 1: Public Sector Analytics Adoption Priority

In my first of a three-part series, I’ll be sharing my views on some of the latest technologies and political developments that will affect the market in 2017. HPC managers, suppliers and big data experts – take note!      It’s going to be really interesting to see which industries will lead the big data analytics […]

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Will Brexit have an impact on University research in the UK?

Brexit has been at the forefront of our minds for the past few months and there have been concerns about how the vote to leave the European Union will impact University-based research in the UK. In many walks of life there is the temptation to use the news of a huge ‘macro’ event to cover […]

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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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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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Differentiating ourselves with people and plugging the skills gap

I read with interest an article in IT Pro Portal on the rise of tech apprenticeships. Apprenticeships have always played an integral role in growing our team and finding the best people for OCF. Our director of operations, Russell Slack, started his career as an apprentice. People are an important part of OCF. We now have […]

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