Grace: A Collaboration in Action
Julian Fielden, 6th April 2016
Who is OCF?
High Performance Compute, Storage and Analytics
Headquarters in Sheffield with offices in Daresbury
42 permanent staff
Customer base includes:
Broad base of commercial clients: Automotive, Aerospace,
Financial, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Media, Pharmaceutical
Over 20% of the UK’s Universities, Higher Education
Institutes and Research Councils. We currently work with
all of the 5 UK Universities in the Top 20 of the QS World
University Rankings (2015/2016).
OCF Solutions & Services
server and storage
Infrastructure as a
Big Data /
Who is UCL?
• UCL was founded in 1826 to open up
university education in England to
those who had been excluded from it
• In 1878, it became the first university
in England to admit women students
on equal terms with men
• UCL is currently ranked seventh in the
world's top ten universities by the QS
World University Rankings (2015-2016).
Of the 5 UK Universities in the Top 20,
OCF works with all 5
The Theme of C
The Initial Tender Process
The Final Tender Stages
After the Tender Process
I could go on….
Cutting edge technology
One to conclude…