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No, GPUs aren’t going to replace CPUs, but they are here to stay

There was an interesting story published last month in which NVIDIA’s founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, said: “As advanced parallel-instruction architectures for CPU can be barely worked out by designers, GPUs will soon replace CPUs”. Here’s the thing, a GPU is never going to run an accounting package for example, or Microsoft Word, it’s always […]

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How to choose high performance storage for your organisation

Our customers often ask what storage technologies they should be using. The answer, invariably, is complex. There’s no right or wrong answer. But, choices made now will have an impact on how well the system will perform in the future so, careful, intelligent planning is essential. If you need a large amount of performance and […]

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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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Towards a data driven healthcare system

In our last post, ‘Can Analytics Save the NHS from Collapse?’ we discussed the lack of adoption of data analytics technologies by the NHS – and reasons behind this. There’s no doubt the challenges are real, but for me, the benefits of using analytics are considerable and outweigh the cons. In this latest post, it’s […]

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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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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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