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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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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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UCL ‘Graces’ HPC Top 500 List

I am very happy to share with you that UCL’s Grace Expansion project has made #399 on the HPC Top 500 list. Grace has also become the number 1 University HPC system in the UK! The Grace system was launched earlier this year, as a result of hard work not only from the team at […]

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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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Can technology innovations keep pace with research?

In the first of a four-part series about bioinformatics, I’ll be discussing the challenges posed by growing volumes of research information, and how technology can help you leverage the power that’s hidden in your data. I read with interest an article published in The FASEB Journal, which states: “It took Gerry M. Rubin one year […]

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Are you a techie or a tech ‘no’?!

I’m not ashamed to say that a few of our customers know more about technology than our team at OCF. I know, what have I said?! Or, should I say they know more about technology specific to their science – let me explain. Many of our customers are world leading researchers and scientists working on […]

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