A fully integrated HPC solution designed, supplied and supported by OCF will ensure your system is production ready, accelerating your time to value
OCF delivers fully integrated ‘turn-key’ HPC solutions based on reference architectures following a tried and tested project management methodology.
Each OCF HPC project is managed by a trained PRINCE2 accredited project manager and adheres to the methodology of PRINCE2. By formally defining and documenting every step of the process, OCF is able to ensure the success of the project and guarantee customer satisfaction.
OCF’s technical architects work closely with our account management team and work with our customers to design a bespoke solution optimised for their workload(s). With many years of experience, combined with OCF and vendor reference architectures, benchmarking data, and ISV requirements, OCF will ensure your solution offers both the best possible performance and value for money.
Each OCF project is managed by a PRINCE2 accredited project manager and adheres to the methodology of PRINCE2.
The assignment of a project manager gives the customer a central point of contact throughout the lifespan of the project and is responsible for ensuring that all the customers’ expectations are met. All OCF project managers are PRINCE2 accredited project manager and the team also hold MSP and ITIL v3 certification with many years’ experience in delivering high performance cluster & storage solution implementations.
The OCF project manager acts as a single point of contact throughout the project lifecycle, managing the roll out from order, installation, acceptance and transition into operational support.
OCF prides itself on being a technical organisation with a vast amount of experience in delivering HPC clusters, both large and small, to all types of organisation.
Orchestrated by the project manager, team members from our dedicated hardware, software and storage teams, will work together to build the HPC environment, customised to your requirements.
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Following successful integration and acceptance of the supplied solution, our implementation team hand over to our support and managed services department.
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“Of the options we considered, the solution from OCF and Lenovo delivered the best value for money, in terms of the overall compute capacity and performance. We were also impressed with the equipment on offer, including the remote management capabilities."
“OCF’s Remote Admin Service is an extension of our team and really helps to ensuring the smooth day to day running of our HPC cluster and with dealing with support issues, user requests and keeping on top of software and security updates. 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.”