Telephone: 0114 2572 200
Email: info@ocf.co.uk

Flash + Tape and the 8k Race

Last year Japan’s NHK conducted live 8k broadcast tests at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony in preparation for its plan to fully broadcast the Tokyo Summer 2020 Olympics.  As an ultra-high definition, data-hungry new format, questions have ranged from the affordability and availability of consumer devices to watch the content on, to whether the infrastructure […]

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Modern Research Benefits from Old School Storage

How modern tape storage addresses research data needs The preservation of research data is a serious business.  Long-term retention is a central tenet to the success of research facilities such as the University of Oxford1 and the University of Cambridge2 where traditional museum-grade storage conditions for paper documents now sit alongside enterprise-quality data storage solutions. […]

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Flash + Tape – Did this odd couple just get more stylish?

Have we all just been following the latest fashion? We’ve all seen and experienced the metrics in data growth over the years, and now are in the wonderful era of making sense of it all and trying to “get the wardrobe in order”. Not only do we have structured and unstructured data, 4K and 8K […]

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Tape is Dead – Long Live Tape

IBM’s Software Defined approach, helps organisations get the most value from data with something old and something new. Flashing the cache? A colleague told me that he had a conversation with a very large customer not too long ago, wherein they said that they were considering only buying flash arrays in the future. This particular […]

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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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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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