August/September 2009

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DATA ANALYSIS: INVENTION

Analysis is the mother of invention

Felix Grant explores the role of statistical analysis in the field of invention

DATA MANAGEMENT: FOOD AND BEVERAGE

A taste for LIMS

Greg Blackman looks at the role LIMS, as well as data management software as a whole, plays in putting food on our plates

MOLECULAR MODELLING

Molecular alchemy

Saving untold hours in the laboratory, molecular modelling software allows researchers to determine how to make useful changes to existing substances or make new ones. Paul Schreier takes a glimpse of the tools and techniques researchers are using to find the molecules that will bring us improved drugs and materials

HPC: BIG SCIENCE

Asking the big questions

Stephen Mounsey finds out about the computing power behind some of the world's most ambitious scientific projects

HPC: CONNECTIVITY

Making the connection

HPC system architects are increasingly turning to alternative interconnects such as InfiniBand to replace Ethernet in many situations. Paul Schreier examines what is driving this trend

INSIDE VIEW

Simulation through the years

Bruce Klimpke, technical director of Integrated Engineering Software, looks at 25 years of simulation software