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HPC & Storage

We work in partnership with you, our customer, to help you tackle daily data challenges and to help you effectively manage your data.

Data Analytics

We understand that staying ahead in today’s economic climate is vitally important to you.

HPC on Demand

OCF enCORE puts you in control of your HPC needs. This highly scalable compute facility can be accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis, via the internet.

About OCF

OCF: Creating high performance computing, storage and data analytics that truly meet your needs

With over a decade of experience in high performance computing and managing large-scale data challenges, our creative solutions could be just what your company is looking for.

From discovering the origins of the universe to statistical analysis of the genetics of the British population, we’re helping organisations like yours achieve amazing things. 

Case Studies

Boost To Human Genetics

A new high performance service clusters helps research at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford put through five times more work on a machine with the same energy footprint.

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Simpact

OCF worked with Simpact Engineering to upscale CPU capacity. The result is that Simpact's LS-DYNA 3D models delivered optimum performance on 128 CPU cores, and the challenging project timescales were met. They can now meet the demand from large OEMs, which wasn't previously possible.

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QED Naval

QED Naval, a specialist, engineering consultancy in the field of marine renewable energy, wanted a faster and more efficient way to run complex simulations to increase the speed of learning, without huge cost implications.

Their trial of encore has now extended into full commercial use and is helping to drive vastly improved simulation times and improving their competitive edge.

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Flow HD

FlowHD, which is the sole UK reseller of XFlow CFD application, needed flexible and cost effective access to a modern HPC cluster to deliver its solution to a major automotive manufacturer. With the OCF enCORE service, FlowHD were able to deliver a full SaaS solution to their client, providing remote visualisation for pre and post processing, and the ability to submit compute jobs using up to 2,000 CPU cores.

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"Research is driving our adoption of HPC. Compared to this time last year, our researchers - and we have about 100 active users - can put through around five times more work and are doing so on a machine with the same energy footprint. With the support of OCF and its hardware partners, like DDN and Fujitsu, we're now fully armed to meet today's challenges."

Dr Robert Esnouf, WTCHG

"Access to enCORE services has allowed QED Naval to compete with corporate level capabilities and increase the size of models with the power to run the projects faster and more efficiently but with SME overheads which provides greater value for money to our clients. In short, access to the OCF enCORE services increases our speed of learning."

Jeremy Smith, QED Naval

"With the use of the enCORE hardware we are now able to run large models in less than half the elapsed time. This has had a significant impact on our product development process."

Tim Williams, joint founder and Director, Simpact

"As a central resource for the entire University, we really see ourselves as the first stepping stone into HPC. From PhD students upwards i.e. people that haven't used HPC before - are who we really want to engage with. I don't see our facility as just running a big machine; we're here to help people do their research. That's our value proposition and one that OCF has really helped us to achieve."

Dr Andrew Richards, Head of Advanced Research Computing, University of Oxford

"The HPC service built by OCF has proven over the past two years to be of immense value to a multitude of researchers at the University. Instead of buying small workstations, researchers are using our central HPC service because it is easy for them to buy and add their own cores when required.

We work closely with OCF to encourage new users onto the service and provide a framework for users requesting capacity. The flexible, scalable and unobtrusive design of the high performance clusters has made it easy for us to scale up our HPC service according to the increase in demand."

Paul Hatton, University of Birmingham

"We are benefiting from OCF's world-leading partnerships within the HPC industry, which has given us the opportunity to widen our own understanding of potential opportunities in HPC and make use of the best technologies."

Chris Collins, Head of Research and Computing Support, University of East Anglia

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