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Oracle Cloud Advanced Research Computing

Research is data-driven and access to computational resources and the ability to collaborate is critical to research success in the modern era. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a deep and broad suite of cloud services that enable researchers to build and run a wide range of applications—including open source—in a scalable, secure, highly available, and high-performance environment.

Researchers around the world are already getting faster and better results with Oracle Cloud. At the University of Bristol, an international research team models virus proteins to find COVID-19 treatments using Oracle Cloud. Computer science researchers at Politecnico di Milano used Oracle Cloud GPUs to develop a new polyglot API. Digital humanities researchers at Rice University use Oracle Cloud to store, share and visualize the world’s largest repository of data related to the transatlantic slave trade. And researchers at the San Francisco Estuary Institute use Oracle Cloud high-performance computing to manage and reduce waste materials flowing into the ocean.

All OCI cloud technology services are available in the UK under the OCRE Cloud Framework via a value-added reseller partner, Quistor. Oracle offers $1,000 in free Oracle cloud credits to researchers who can use any of their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) products for one year to host, process, analyse, share, and store their research data on Oracle Cloud.

To find more about Oracle and OCRE, and about how Bristol made its COVID-19 breakthrough with Oracle, visit:

Also, visit this website to apply for Oracle’s Research Cloud Starter Award.

The OCRE Cloud Framework is a European-wide, OJEU-compliant, procurement framework designed to ease the consumption of public cloud services for universities, colleges, and research organisations. In the UK, 18 cloud providers are available through the framework, including AWS, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. If you want to know more, or if you are interested in buying through the framework, please contact your Jisc account manager or the Jisc OCRE team at See ocre-cloud-framework for details.

By Jessica Wu

Believe Cloud is an important underlying technology for the future of UK Education and Research

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