December 2008/January 2009

Scientific Computing World cover

MODELLING ACOUSTICS

The sound of software

Paul Schreier explores how scientific software has allowed some remarkable advances in the area of acoustics, which in turn have led to some very innovative products

DATA ANALYSIS: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Data across the divide

Felix Grant assess how data analysis packages cope with technology transfer

GREEN COMPUTING

An energy crisis in HPC

Green computing is becoming important for HPC, not only for reasons of energy conservation and cost reduction, but also because data centres are reaching the limits of power available to them. Paul Schreier examines steps being taken to cut HPC power requirements

HPC IN F1

Racing ahead

Gemma Church takes a look at how HPC technology is assisting F1 teams at the cutting edge of the sport

HPC DIRECTOR

Driving NASA missions

Rupak Biswas, chief of NASA's Advanced Supercomputing Division, explains the challenges he faces running one of the most high-profile establishments in the world

INSIDE VIEW

The future of discovery informatics platforms

Mark Bayliss, vice president and chief technical officer, Advanced Chemistry Development (ACD/Labs)