May / June 2004

ACCELRYS

The future of computational science

Computational science will go deeper and wider in the next 10 years. But Scott Kahn believes that the most profound changes will come through the integration of methods and domains

ACD/LABS

ChemAnalytics offers access to chemical structures and analytic data

Antony Williams believes that organisations need to recognise the value of organising themselves to integrate chemical structure and analytical information

CAS

Moving ahead with advancing technology

Robert Massie and Ramond D'Angelo believe that, as the physical limitations of processing, storing, and delivering information diminish, the possibilities of the digital research environment keep expanding

CHEMICAL COMPUTING GROUP

Meeting in the middle?

Steve Maginn looks at the two ends of the chemistry software industry

E-NOTEBOOKS

Put down that pen and paper

The electronic lab notebook has been heralded before, says Peter Rees. But it might just happen this time

IBM BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES

Redefining disease

Guy Lefever sees seven new technologies, all related to scientific computing, transforming the face of medicine

INTERNET REVIEW

The Web that changed the world

Scientific Computing World appeared just as the World Wide Web was escaping from particle physics. Michael Kenward reflects on a decade of rapid progress

LABTRONICS, INC

Trends in instrument-to-LIMS interfacing

Robert Pavlis believes there has never been a more exciting time in instrument interfacing

MAPLESOFT

Bringing together knowledge and maths

C. James Cooper looks forward to an exciting decade, as the universal language of mathematics underpins efforts to integrate knowledge from different domains

MATHSOFT ENGINEERING & EDUCATION, INC

A return to innovation

Chris Randles praises XML as a basis for innovation and technical communication

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS

The future of virtual instrumentation

James Truchard believes that performance will improve, while costs and development time will decrease, making engineers more productive through the use of virtual instrumentation