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Utah’s Center for HPC, IBM DDN lose on support package

HPC Wire published a detailed article last week, which reviews the bidding process of the University of Utah’s Center for HPC in its pursuit of a new storage solution. There were a few points that interested me:  Firstly, the early ‘dropping’ of Isilon’s NAS solution from the bidding process is no surprise. We occasionally compete […]

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Top500 not relevant to 90 per cent of businesses?

The annual Top500 ranking of supercomputers was released last month to coincide with the annual International Supercomputing Conference. It remains an amazing showcase of technology, and a showcase of the ability for vendors and integrators to build ever more powerful machines. There were some interesting technology trends in this ranking: commodity x86 processors still dominate […]

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Show report: OCF @ International Supercomputing Show 2011

In June, me, Keith Vickers and Georgina Ellis, from OCF all attended the 2011 International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. It was a great opportunity to meet a few customers such as the University of Southampton, University of Birmingham and OCF’s cloud partner STFC Daresbury Laboratory. There were many of our partner companies also in […]

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