June/July 2008

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100TH ISSUE

After 100 issues and 14 years - anything new?

Scientific Computing World is celebrating 100 issues this month - and that represents 14 years of review and analysis of software for scientists and engineers.

PROFILE

Going with the flow

Peter Coveney, honorary professor of computer science, University College London

DATA MANAGEMENT: FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Quality control is food and drink for LIMS

Clare Sansom explores some recent applications of LIMS in the food and beverage industry

DATA MANAGEMENT: BIOBANKING

Biosample storage

Paul Schreier examines which functions are being added to LIMS to make them suitable for biobanking and points to several reference projects.

DATA ANALYSIS: MEDICINE

Doctor, doctor, I think I’m a computer...

Felix Grant takes the temperature of the medical sector from a scientific computing perspective

MODELLING/ENGINEERING: CAD

New dimensions in printing

3D printers are becoming more affordable and are breaking into new application areas. However, as Paul Schreier reports, we’re not yet at the point where files are as easy to print as with document printers – software for fixing and preparing files for rapid prototyping is still required

HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Scientific supercomputing in Germany

Gemma Simpson assesses the market for high-performance computing in Germany, with a look at HPC centres and the scientific projects placed there

COMPANY PROFILE

In profile: National Instruments

In 1976, three talented entrepreneurs seeded the 'measurement revolution' by launching a little-known startup named National Instruments.