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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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UK Academia’s First IBM POWER9 Systems Deployed at Two Top Universities

We have recently worked with two universities, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Newcastle University, to bring greater processing power to their existing HPC infrastructures. QMUL’s researchers were undertaking more and more research involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning and analytics. While Newcastle University had researchers from the mathematics, statistics and physics departments who […]

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OCF HPC machine at University of Southampton enters TOP500

We’re proud to say that one of our recent installations, the new HPC machine at the University of Southampton (named Iridis 5) has entered the TOP500, positioned at 251 on the list. Iridis 5 was designed, integrated and configured by OCF, in collaboration with Lenovo, Bright Computing and NVIDIA.  The HPC system supports research requiring […]

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Two-phased approach to HPC brings success to Exeter

The team at OCF worked on a very interesting project recently, which saw us design, integrate and configure a brand new HPC system in a custom-built shipping container style data centre. Existing departmental resources within the Life Sciences and Physics departments were coming to the end of life, so using funding from both the University […]

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