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New supercomputer at the University of Aberdeen supports genomics research

New supercomputer at the University of Aberdeen supports genomics research

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen will now benefit from a new supercomputer named 'Maxwell' which is supporting ground research at the University’s Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine (CGEBM). The system also provides a centralised HPC system for the whole University with applications in medicine, biological sciences, engineering, chemistry, maths and computing science.

Dean Phillips, assistant director, digital and information services of the University of Aberdeen says: 'Aberdeen is a research-intensive university and we’ve already seen an increase of 50 per cent in registered users of our Maxwell HPC cluster. Having our own HPC system helps the University to attract new researchers, research funding and expand on existing programmes of research and teaching. It is highly beneficial for our researchers to have on-site access to HPC infrastructure, particularly when securing start-up funds. OCF’s Remote Admin Service is an extension of our team and really helps to ensure the smooth day to day running of our HPC cluster and dealing with support issues, user requests and keeping on top of software and security updates.'

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University of Aberdeen launches OCF/Lenovo Supercomputer

University of Aberdeen launches OCF/Lenovo Supercomputer

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen are benefiting from an investment in High Performance Computing (HPC). The new HPC cluster, called Maxwell, is supporting ground breaking research at the University's Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine (CGEBM) and provides a centralised HPC system for the whole University with applications in medicine, biological sciences, engineering, chemistry, maths and computing science. The new HPC system is designed, integrated and managed by high performance compute, storage, Cloud and AI integrator, OCF. The supercomputer is part of the University's expansion to improve facilities for staff and students.

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New OCF Supercomputer at the University of Aberdeen Supports Ground Breaking Genomics Research

New OCF Supercomputer at the University of Aberdeen Supports Ground Breaking Genomics Research

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen are benefitting from an investment in High Performance Computing (HPC). The new HPC cluster, called Maxwell, is supporting ground breaking research at the University’s Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine (CGEBM) and provides a centralized HPC system for the whole University with applications in medicine, biological sciences, engineering, chemistry, maths and computing science.

The new HPC system is designed, integrated and managed by high performance compute, storage, cloud and AI integrator, OCF. The supercomputer is part of the University’s expansion to improve facilities for staff and students.

Read the full HPC Wire article here..

 

University of Aberdeen launches OCF/Lenovo Supercomputer

University of Aberdeen launches OCF/Lenovo Supercomputer

With the use of HPC, University researchers can analyze microbiomes associated with a diverse array of ecosystems, such as the human gut, fish important to Scottish aquaculture, glaciers, deep-sea sediments, soil and bioreactors for the production of sustainable and environmentally friendly biofuels. These state-of-the-art studies provide new understanding of important and diverse biological processes such as antimicrobial drug resistance; pathogen detection, evolution and virulence; mechanisms of drug efficacy and toxicity; development; inflammation; tumorigenesis; nutrition and satiety; and degradation of hydrocarbons.

Read the full Technology Networks article here..

Technology Networks, How Can Object Storage Help Manage Research Data?

Technology Networks, How Can Object Storage Help Manage Research Data?

Today’s “left-over” data can be the basis of tomorrow’s breakthrough. As we keep data for longer and try harder to share and re-use data, it becomes critical that data is accurately catalogued and easily retrievable. Although long touted as the saviour to the scalability crisis being waged on file systems, object storage still remains niche outside of web-scale deployments.

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Supercomputer at the University of Hull Supporting Global COVID-19 Research

Supercomputer at the University of Hull Supporting Global COVID-19 Research

A multi-million-pound high-performance computer (HPC) at the University of Hull is playing a crucial role in global COVID-19 research. Known as Viper, the supercomputer became the fastest machine of any northern university when it arrived in Hull back in 2016.

The Hull supercomputer playing its part in tackling global coronavirus pandemic

The Hull supercomputer playing its part in tackling global coronavirus pandemic

The city of Hull is playing its part in providing cyber support to tackle Covid-19.

The University of Hull’s £2 million supercomputer has contributed to vital global research while across town a city firm offers up innovative software to the NHS for free.

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

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HPC Wire - features the OCF Management Buy-Out

HPC Wire - features the OCF Management Buy-Out

OCF, the high performance computing, storage and analytics integrator, has successfully completed a management buy-out.

The management buy-out was led by Russell Slack, Andrew Dean and Laurence Horrocks-Barlow, acquiring 100% of the share capital from former owners Julian Fielden and Steve Reynolds.