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SaltStack Vulnerability Patches

After the vulnerability disclosed in https://labs.f-secure.com/advisories/saltstack-authorization-bypass which carries with it a HIGH severity score, OCF have been in discussion with SaltStack and been supplied a mitigation for customers affected by this vulnerability running on previous versions of SaltStack. The first step however is to upgrade the version of salt to at least 2017.7.x first (please […]

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OCF Covid-19 Update

This past month has been a challenging time for the world, everyday life and liberties have all been affected in some way as people have had to adapt to revised work and home routines. The entire team here at OCF has come together in a superb fashion; all departments are effective and working closely with […]

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HPC for the greater good

By Chris Coates, Technological Innovation Lead at OCF HPC is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against disease, giving us detailed insight into the building blocks of viruses. OCF is assisting its customers to get involved in ‘Folding@home’ in the fight against COVID-19. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project for […]

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OCF Service Update During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. As a company often described by our customers as part of their “community”, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we are approaching the COVID-19 situation at OCF. We know whatever your engagement with OCF, it depends on our ability to provide you with […]

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Predictions in HPC for 2020 – Part 2

by Laurence Horrocks-Barlow, Technical Director of OCF In my previous blog, I talked about 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. Containerisation […]

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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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