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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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Working with Warwick, Cardiff, Swansea and Birmingham on Cloud HPC Part 3 of 3: The cloud

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed the technology supporting the CLIMB system, and the research being conducted on CLIMB. In this blog, I intend to focus on why a cloud infrastructure is so valuable for scientific research. The challenge faced by many researchers, not just bioinformaticians, is being able to replicate research across different systems. Scientific […]

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Working with Warwick, Cardiff, Swansea and Birmingham on Cloud HPC – Part 2 of 3: The research

The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) system is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Cardiff University, Swansea University and the University of Warwick to develop a national shared infrastructure for the wider microbial bioinformatics community in the UK. In a previous blog, I discussed the technical side of the CLIMB project, but it’s […]

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