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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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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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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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