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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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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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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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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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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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