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Open season on open source cloud

Some of the biggest challenges CIOs in financial organisations are facing are the reduction in budgets and the need to be more efficient with their resources. An organisation needs to meet peaks in demand like monthly payroll runs, batch processing, or use of customer facing applications. Ideally, it needs to cost nothing when it’s not in […]

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How Faster Deep Learning Research Strengthens Industry Partnerships

In this post, we’re going to look at how advanced deep learning technology can help a university to strengthen its partnerships and industry links. And we’re going to do so by sharing a success story. At Queen Mary University London (QMUL), two IBM Power systems S822LC systems supplied by us have led to all manner […]

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Why IBM ‘Minsky’ Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

We recently shared a post on three remarkable deep learning projects at Queen Mary University London (QMUL). SketchX, Warblr and folk-rnn were underpinned by a powerful IBM-NVIDIA system provided by OCF, called IBM Power System S822LC and codenamed ‘Minsky’. The three projects were undoubted successes, leading to major media coverage and awards for QMUL. You […]

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Three Astounding Deep Learning Projects

Deep learning is now a fundamental part of research and teaching at many universities and organisations around the world. Yet as with all kinds of academia, those fastest to findings take the limelight – as well as the next round of research grants. At the forefront of deep learning is the relatively new IBM Power […]

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Event Report OpenStack Summit 2016

As we sit on our flight back from gorgeous Barcelona I start thinking about what I have come away with having spent a week at the 2016 Barcelona OpenStack Summit.  I was lucky enough to attend with our very own Christopher Brown who has contributed code to the latest release of OpenStack.  What struck me […]

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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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