October/November 2009

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DATA ANALYSIS: OCEANS

Down by the sea

Felix Grant fishes for data analysis applications among the mysteries of the deep

DATA MANAGEMENT: PETROCHEMICALS

Fuelling the future

Greg Blackman looks at how data management software is used in the petrochemical industry

DESKTOP HPC

HPC colonises the desktop

Computers are continuing along their astounding path down the price/performance curve to the point where you can literally put the power of what we not long ago considered a supercomputer on or beside your desk in an office environment. Paul Schreier reviews some of these powerful systems

HPC APPLICATIONS: BIOMEDICAL

Saving lives with supercomputers

Stephen Mounsey looks at how HPC is transforming biology and medicine

MODELLING: AEROSPACE

Aerospace modelling is taking off

Aircraft are enormously sophisticated systems – and expensive, as well, so effective prototyping becomes a matter of survival. Paul Schreier investigates how CFD and other engineering software tools have become indispensable in optimising aircraft and for developing completely new concepts

INSIDE VIEW

The enterprise-level data delivery challenge

Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific, on the task of interpreting laboratory data at enterprise level