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Building a career in HPC

I recently celebrated 28 years at Durham University and wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on building a career in HPC. Supercomputing is one of those industries that never stands still – driven by a race to the top; everyone wants the most powerful computer, the most energy efficient; with the smallest […]

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Event Report: ISC 2015

After (finally) catching up from a few busy days over at the ISC supercomputing conference in Frankfurt I thought it would be worthwhile sharing an update on the conference from a system integrators point of view. Even though the venue was different to last year (this year it was in the Frankfurt Messe) the format […]

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Is the future of data centre storage really software defined?

One of the questions we’re increasingly asked from our customers at OCF is: “Should I be investing in software defined storage (SDS)?”  It’s a question that’s becoming increasingly common as the term software defined becomes more widely recognised and used. Customers are intrigued by the much-hyped benefits of SDS; the potential for improved efficiency of […]

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New Cluster for Statistical Genetics Research at the Wellcome Trust Centre

We have recently worked with The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG) at the University of Oxford to integrate a new server cluster. The new cluster is supporting the statistical genetics research of 25 groups and more than 100 researchers, enabling them to analyse the human genome at much faster speeds. With sophisticated analytical techniques, […]

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GPFS, Elastic Storage, Spectrum Scale – What’s in a name?

I won’t lie; I was initially skeptical about IBM’s plans for its storage range, announced last week. A big money investment and, essentially, I felt, a re-branding exercise of specific products to give them the Spectrum name. Of most relevance to you on the naming front, IBM Elastic Storage (formally GPFS) has become Spectrum Scale; […]

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Storage in 2015 – what’s hot

Storage file systems will be an important area in 2015 – to help manage increasingly more complex storage environments. The open-source file system Lustre, along with IBM’s General Parallel File System (GPFS) will continue to make good ground increasing deployments in the enterprise and the HPC industry. Intel’s acquisition of WhamCloud last year, which is […]

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Cambridge University Schools Benefit from Double Data Protection

We’re really pleased to be involved in a project at the University of Cambridge. Two schools and multiple departments from University of Cambridge can for the first time store and protect essential research databases and administrative data to a secure, offsite, replicated data archive. The system, which copies data from existing department-level backup systems to […]

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Gartner Data Center Summit

Venue: Lancaster London Hotel, London For further information please visit: http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/emea/data-center/

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