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Newcastle University installs first University-wide HPC

With a data explosion in every single aspect of science, universities realise the importance of providing the appropriate computational resources to be able to process this data. One university doing just this and paving the way to encourage cross-departmental research, helping it to remain a world-class research institution, is Newcastle University. So much so, the […]

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Is AI The Terminator or the next industrial revolution?

There has been a lot of hype over Artificial Intelligence (AI), however, there will many who will be disappointed as AI fails to deliver the promised business benefits. Those businesses that approach it from the perspective of small focused improvements, to interactions with their customers and internal workflow improvements, will gain a competitive advantage. According […]

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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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OCF, the BBC and Machine Learning

It was with great interest that I read about a new project that has been announced by BBC Research and Development, which is partnering with eight UK universities – several of which are customers of OCF.  The Data Science Research Partnership (DSRP) aims to be at the forefront of Machine Learning in the media industry, […]

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Two-phased approach to HPC brings success to Exeter

The team at OCF worked on a very interesting project recently, which saw us design, integrate and configure a brand new HPC system in a custom-built shipping container style data centre. Existing departmental resources within the Life Sciences and Physics departments were coming to the end of life, so using funding from both the University […]

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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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