April/May 2007

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SUPERCOMPUTING

Parallel power reaches new heights

David Robson investigates the explosion in parallel computing, as software enables scientists to harness power more easily

COMPANY PROFILE

In profile: Maplesoft

IMAGE ANALYSIS

Image is everything

Felix Grant and Ray Girvan on the wealth of applications for image analysis software

LIMS

From lab to enterprise

Tom Wilkie explores how laboratory data management applications are integrating more and more with software outside the lab, including enterprise resource planning software, thereby feeding into overall business management

PROFILE

A breakthrough in fractures

Peter Gumbsch, professor at the university of Karlsruhe and head of Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION

The virtual approach to hardware and software

Separating the software from the hardware components can boost the speed and flexibility of instrumentation, discovers Sian Harris