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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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OCF customer University of Bimingham wins HPCwire award

We are delighted to share with you that one of our long standing customers, the University of Birmingham, has won the prestigious HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award for ‘Best use of HPC in Manufacturing’.   The award was received for the University’s work with its partner, Rolls Royce. The PRISM2 group, a research centre […]

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Sheffield 10K Corporate Challenge

This year, OCF has decided to get a team together to run a 10K in Sheffield. This all started from the success of myself taking on the challenge of the Sheffield 10K in September 2017 and in sharing my experiences with the OCF it was clear that others were interested in doing something similar.  The […]

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Newcastle University installs first University-wide HPC

With a data explosion in every single aspect of science, universities realise the importance of providing the appropriate computational resources to be able to process this data. One university doing just this and paving the way to encourage cross-departmental research, helping it to remain a world-class research institution, is Newcastle University. So much so, the […]

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