July / August 2004

10 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING WORLD: INTRODUCTION AND COMMON THEMES

Integration, Integration, Integration

Tom Wilkie looks at 10 years of scientific computing

APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS

Informatics for Integrated Science

Bruce von Herrmann believes that better informatics is the only way to meet the challenge of increasing complexity in the life sciences

COMSOL AB

Only multiphysics meets future requirements

We must move beyond software designed to solve single physics problems, according to Lars Langemyr

DESIGN SCIENCE, INC

Data beyond words - the future of scientific communication

Paul R. Topping scents a sea change in the way scientific research will be created, published, and read in the coming decade

IDBS

Turning the tide of pharmaceutical productivity

A combination of youth and maturity is required for the successful application of computing in the life sciences, according to Neil Kipling

INTERNET REVIEW

A sporting chance for science

Looking for something to keep you fit? Michael Kenward surfs for sport science

LIMS REVIEW

LIMS services on the web

Web services will offer a way for LIMS to integrate with enterprise resource planning systems, says Peter Rees

MEDIA CYBERNETICS

Understanding images on the large scale

After text-mining, Doug Paxson believes images will be next to be mined for information

ORACLE CORPORATION

Information - the lifeblood of life science

Susie Stephens and Dennis Constantinou see Grid computing as the way to master the flood of information from the life sciences

PROFILE: JANET THORNTON

Predicting protein structure and function

Clare Sansom talks to Janet Thornton, a pioneer of computing for the life sciences

THE MATHWORKS

Mathematics and models

Jack Little believes that model-based design is the best way to turn new ideas into real things

THERMO ELECTRON CORPORATION

Partnership and integration the future for LIMS

The development of LIMS will involve not only integrated data, but integration with enterprise applications, in Kevin Smith's view

TRIPOS, INC

Scientific computation is the key to success

Dr John McAlister finds that scientific computing is not an end in itself but that success depends on it

WATERS CORPORATION

Neither instruments nor informatics alone

Rohit Khanna looks forward to the integration of instruments and software to master the mounds of data created in the lab

WOLFRAM RESEARCH, INC.

Changing the world with technical computing

Conrad Wolfram believes we should treat computers like cars: we should specify the problem and let the computer do the working out