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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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OCF and MRC eMedLab win at the UK Cloud Awards

I’m delighted to share with you that OCF and MRC eMedLab won an award this week at the UK Cloud Awards for the ‘Best Public Sector Project’ category. Creating a new HPC cloud environment for the MRC eMedLab consortium has been an exciting project for us over the past two years. MRC eMedLab is a […]

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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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