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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.