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Predictions in HPC for 2020 – Part 1

by Laurence Horrocks-Barlow, Technical Director of OCF There have been some interesting new developments in the High Performance Computing (HPC) market coming to light that will become more prominent in the coming months. Particularly, containerisation, cloud and GPU based workloads are all going to dominate the HPC environment in 2020. Processor evolution AMD’s new second […]

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Flying the flag for AI in Scotland at the Public Sector AI Summit

By Andrew Dean, OCF Sales Director With AI becoming ever more prevalent, OCF sponsored the Public Sector AI Summit in partnership with Lenovo in Edinburgh last week.  It provided an opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest developments and innovations of AI and automation in the public sector. With the UK Government’s AI Sector […]

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Going back to basics to make AI a success

By Chris Coates, HPC Systems Engineer at OCF   As someone who works with Artificial Intelligence (AI), I regularly hear that: “AI is the future” or “AI can do anything”. But, in reality, customers, vendors, and even engineers struggle to get an AI project off the ground. I’d like to suggest an analogy, in order […]

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OCF enters into a strategic partnership with Dell

By Steve Reynolds, Sales Director. OCF has entered into a strategic partnership with Dell and is now a Platinum member of the Dell Technologies Partner Program. This partnership further strengthens OCF’s technology offering and enables us to provide our customers with the latest technology innovations from Dell. This is a tremendous boost to our partner […]

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A new dawn for security vulnerabilities in HPC

by Mischa van Kesteren, OCF Pre-sales Engineer In February 2018, Russian nuclear scientists at the Federal Nuclear Centre were arrested for using their supercomputer resources to mine crypto-currency, Bitcoin. Previously, HPC security breaches like this tended to be few and far between, however recent trends are increasing the vulnerabilities and threats faced by HPC systems. […]

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The University of Bradford transforms heritage preservation and Archaeological Research with HPC

By Julian Fielden, Managing Director of OCF. We’ve recently been working with archaeologists and computing scientists at the University of Bradford who are benefitting from the University’s first high performance computing (HPC) system.  This new HPC environment (designed, integrated and supported by OCF) is transforming heritage preservation by revolutionising the capacity for data collation for […]

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What Does a Big Storage Future Look Like in HPC?

By Laurence Horrocks-Barlow, Lead Storage Consultant at OCF Some of you may remember Samsung announcing last year its 30.72TB drives, positioning them as enterprise SSDs. Along with their huge capacity, these drives have about four times the read and three times the write capabilities of its consumer SSD. But at a price point of between […]

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Queen Mary University of London ranks 8th in the 10 Node Challenge

Congratulations to our client, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who has ranked 8th place on the 10 Node Challenge, part of the IO500 Awards at SC18.   The IO500 is quickly becoming the de-facto benchmarking standard for HPC storage, showcasing the world’s fastest HPC infrastructures based on two critical components, bandwidth and metadata operations. […]

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