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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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ISC 2014

Venue: Leipzig, Germany For further information please visit:

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ISC ’12 – Flying the Flag for the UK in HPC

Last week I attended the ISC ’12 Conference in Hamburg, Germany.  It was a well-attended show and a worthwhile trip to meet up with customers and suppliers. It was evident that last year’s themes like big data, analytics, cloud, cooling are still very much on the agenda. What was most noticeable for me this time […]

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Gartner Data Centre & IT Operations Summit

Venue: London For further information please visit:

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Data Centre cooling flexibility at Durham

The Register told us recently that data centre efficiency is a constant struggle. Space constraints, power constraints, power costs, power utilisation and cooling cause major headaches. It’s this latter point that interests me. When building our server and storage cluster at Durham we talked to dozens of manufacturers, resellers, integrators such as OCF and chilling […]

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Durham’s COSMA4 live and fully operational!

Our latest server and storage cluster at the University of Durham, COSMA4 is now live and fully operational. Apart from a small ‘hiccup’, with heat build up between the system and water-cooling door, it is running very well. The server cluster is doing exactly what it was designed to do; it is giving users more […]

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Durham University Uses 25Tflop ‘Cosmology Machine’

A team of 20 cosmology researchers from the world-leading Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), based at Durham University and led by internationally recognised Professor Carlos Frenk, can now simulate the Universe and galaxies, including the Milky Way, with increasing levels of sophistication using a new powerful, eco-friendly server and storage cluster, dubbed the ‘Cosmology machine’, […]

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Unique server and storage clusters at Edinburgh and KCL

I have two new customer case studies that I wanted to share with you. The first relates to our high performance server cluster project with the University of Edinburgh.  Dubbed ‘Eddie’, the University’s latest server cluster doubles compute power available to researchers (it has provided some researchers at the University with a five times speed increase […]

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