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FEATURE BLOG 10 December 2018

Integration of AI systems at scale

Today, data scientists and machine learning engineers can implement systems for tackling discrete tasks with a very high degree of success. Results in fields such as image processing to support cancer diagnosis can be extremely accurate, with the best performing algorithms even exceeding experienced clinicians for certain categories of cancer diagnosis.

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HPC | Research | 1 October 2018

Meet us in Amsterdam to discover how HPC is transforming weather simulation

As we at Verne Global prepare to attend the Meteorological Technology Expo in Amsterdam later this month, it occurred to me that as a society we have an extraordinary number of superstitious methods for predicting the weather, from cows lying down meaning that it’s going to rain (though there’s actually no truth in that) to “red sky at night, shepherd’s delight” (which might actually have a little truth in it).

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Tech Trends | 17 August 2018

Cloud options are challenging dedicated HPC infrastructure

Speaking at a conference in November last year, Bernd Mohr, general chair of the Juelich Supercomputing Center, described HPC as “a new gold rush” . He said: “We are the modern pioneers, pushing the bounds of science for the betterment of society.” That’s a pretty grandiose claim but much of the work being done in HPC does have groundbreaking potential. It’s use in the discovery of new medicines, for example, has allowed pharmaceutical firms to massively accelerate their research.

Written by Shane Richmond (Guest)

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Finance | HPC | Industry | 24 July 2018

HPC and big data convergence in fraud detection

The convergence of two existing disciplines can be an explosively creative force. A great example within the world of tech is the convergence of HPC merging with big data and machine learning. Though in many ways this convergence is still in its early stages, the merging of these technologies is already starting to deliver concrete, real world benefits in the fraud detection field, helping save financial firms hundreds of millions of dollars.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Life Sciences | Research | 17 July 2018

G-Cloud 10 makes accessing high performance computing easier then ever...

As the Director of Research at Verne Global I spend a lot of my time working with our colleagues and partners within the UK’s publicly funded universities and research and science community. I’m privileged to get to see some of the truly innovative and inspiring research that is taking place, using high performance computing (HPC) and further encouraged with how Verne Global is helping them do this. This is why I was delighted to see Verne Global’s participation in the G-Cloud 10 (G10) framework confirmed last week and indeed strengthened for 2018/19 – enabling more public sector bodies to enjoy the benefits of our on-demand true hpcDIRECT platform.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Iceland | Research | 27 June 2018

hpcDIRECT scales new heights with SATAVIA

As I take a short break from the exhibition floor here at another excellent ISC18 in sunny Frankfurt, I’m delighted to announce SATAVIA as the latest customer to join our bare metal high performance computing (HPC) platform – hpcDIRECT.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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AI / ML / DL | HPC | 11 June 2018

Less than 2 weeks until ISC18 – How is the HPC market shaping up?

The team at Verne Global and I are really looking forward to ISC18 – the European high performance computing (HPC) conference in Frankfurt, where our industry meets. It’s an interesting and engaging show that annually highlights the tremendous developments taking place across many sectors and only made possible by greater adoption of HPC. We’re especially looking forward to publicly introducing hpcDIRECT - our superb bare metal HPC platform - to the international HPC community.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Research | 8 March 2018

How HPC is underpinning amazing advances in land, sea and space observation

In previous Verne Global blogs we’ve explored how HPC is being used throughout industry to make cars both faster and safer, to discover new materials and to advance bioinformatics. HPC has made many equally important contributions to the science of understanding our earth and the solar system around us, and it's an understanding that’s become increasingly important in the age of anthropogenic climate change.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Research | 12 February 2018

HPCs role in seismological study and advanced earthquake analysis

Researchers have typically taken an empirical approach to earthquake study, but as high performance computing (HPC) becomes more prevalent, traditional methods of seismological study are making way for a new paradigm of earthquake analysis based on high-granularity models.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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AI / ML / DL | Iceland | Research | 1 February 2018

Iceland provides the power behind Germany's most pioneering AI start-ups

This week has seen the announcement of Analytic Engineering, a pioneering German AI engineering firm, choosing Verne Global’s data center in Iceland as the location for their intensive computing. This represents another impressive AI and Machine Learning client win for us, following DeepL joining us just before Christmas.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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AI / ML / DL | Life Sciences | Research | 30 November 2017

Personalised Treatment and the Growing Impact of Machine Learning

The personalised medicine market is expected to be worth $149 billion dollars by 2020. This rapid growth is in response to an urgent need for more accurate, and more targeted healthcare, and is also evidence of the growing influence of machine learning within healthcare and medicine production.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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AI / ML / DL | Life Sciences | Research | 14 November 2017

From laboratory to clinic - How machine learning is speeding up drug discovery

Machine learning is starting to make the process of developing new pharmaceuticals - which until recently has been a highly time and capital-intensive process - more efficient. Part two of my series of blogs on how machine learning is advancing healthcare looks into this important development.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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AI / ML / DL | Life Sciences | Research | 22 October 2017

Improving Disease Diagnosis with Machine Learning

Driven by the ever-increasing availability of medical data – including X-rays and MRI scans, blood tests, biopsy results, and epidemiological data – machine learning is beginning to take on a new role in the doctor’s arsenal, helping to diagnose diseases and disorders with greater reliability and accuracy. Lets look into this in more detail...

Written by Spencer Lamb

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Iceland | Research | 19 July 2017

How Iceland can help deliver the UK's gene testing revolution

Delivering the “genomic dream” in the NHS will need abundant energy, massive high performance computing power and the technical know how. Iceland is well placed to help in all respects.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Research | 6 July 2017

Iceland - Meeting the needs of Researchers with Advanced Computing

I joined Verne Global six months ago as their Director of Research and for the first time had the pleasure of attending the ISC17 High Performance Computing summit in Frankfurt last month.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Life Sciences | 14 June 2017

How HPC is contributing to the advancement of Life Sciences

HPC is often recognised as having made major contributions to industries like aerospace, advanced manufacturing and finance, but for many years companies in the life sciences industry have also been making aggressive investments in HPC technology.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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