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We work in partnership with you, our customer, to help you tackle daily data challenges and to help you effectively manage your data.

“On the balance of hardware and software expertise and provision, OCF came out on top.”
Paul Hatton, University of Birmingham.

Other Services

Technology Partners

Our network of technology partners means we can create tailor-made solutions that exceed your expectations. Our strong partnerships help us to make sure that you receive the highest standards of service and the best technology to suit your varied requirements.


Whatever the scale of your business, our aim is to build and implement compute solutions of all sizes using our expertise in high performance computing, render farms, cloud computing and IaaS environments.

Furthermore we understand the demands that key HPC codes place upon systems and that’s where our strong network of partners help us to design systems that are optimised to the requirements of the applications.

Our data storage specialists can support high performance and large-scale storage solutions as well as standalone storage environments.

To maintain and optimise your hardware and software we offer tailor-made support services throughout our specialist support team and strong partner relationships.


Your organisation needs a HPC solution that is tailored specifically to your requirements.

By understanding and meeting the demands that HPC codes place upon your systems, we can design bespoke systems that are fully optimised to meet the requirements of the applications. These solutions will be a combination of hardware and software configured in the optimal way for your organisation.

Solution highlights:

  • The cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) the world’s largest single system dedicated to Microbial Bioinformatics research
  • The BlueBEAR to stimulate the use of protons for CT imaging at the University of Birmingham
  • Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Oxford.


Bringing you the expertise to build HPC and cloud infrastructures, whether commercially supported or open-source OpenStack.


The IBM POWER8 server supported by OCF is the platform of choice for OpenFOAM.

Lenovo Solutions for ANSYS

Levovo, ANSYS and OCF come together to take the guess-work out of arranging, managing and using high-performance clusters.

Case Studies

Success stories from a wide range of sectors.

Aerospace. Automotive. Defence. Energy, Life Sciences. Media. Public sector research (Universities, Government Laboratories).

Boost To Human Genetics

A new high performance service clusters helps research at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford put through five times more work on a machine with the same energy footprint.

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Fostering Innovation

An exciting collaboration between OCF, IBM and the Hartree Centre, created by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council, refines supercomputing platforms.

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A Real Time Saver

Working with key partners to help the genomics facility at the Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London reduce analysis time from days to hours.

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Ready, Eddie, Go...

By doubling the computer power of The University of Edinburgh's high performance server named Eddie, the University will benefit from massive energy savings.

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OCF plc
Unit 5 Rotunda, Business Centre,
Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown,
Sheffield, S35 2PG

Tel: +44 (0)114 257 2200
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OCF Hotline: 0845 702 3829

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Cheshire, WA4 4FS

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