October/November 2008

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DATA ANALYSIS: ECOLOGY

All the world's a stage...

Felix Grant explores how data analysis is applied to the field of ecology

PROFILE

Solving the mysteries of the universe

John Murphy meets Joan Centrella, head of the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

GEOLOGY MODELLING

Down-to-earth modelling

Increasing computer power and new software is making it possible to explore more areas of geological activity in so far unknown detail. Paul Schreier looks at some interesting examples

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

A clean bill of health

Environmental studies often involve handling large data sets. Greg Blackman looks at some of the environmental monitoring applications using data management systems

HPC AND CAE

When models outgrow hardware, turn to HPC

Computer-aided engineering (CAE) models are becoming too large to run on a single CPU. Paul Schreier looks at how affordable HPC changes all the rules

HPC IN NORTHERN EUROPE

Leading northern lights

Gemma Church looks at the range of HPC centres and projects undertaken in northern Europe, covering Scandinavia, Benelux and the Nordic Countries

HPC DIRECTOR

Responsibilities beyond technology

In the first of our new regular features on HPC directors, Stephen Winter, Dean of Informatics at the University of Westminster, explains how his role is as much about advocacy and marketing as it is about choosing and managing the technology.

INSIDE VIEW

The systems biology dilemma

Bruce von Herrmann, VP and general manager at Agilent Technologies