December 2009/January 2010

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DATA ANALYSIS: ENERGY

Counting the cost of energy

Felix Grant assesses the applications of data analysis software in the energy sector

HPC: THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Facing the heat

In the design of their servers, computer manufacturers are combating the need for power at every level: from processors, to power supplies, to cooling methods and everything in between. Paul Schreier checked with some major suppliers to investigate what they've been up to

HPC: AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Driving change

Stephen Mounsey examines some of the applications of HPC within the automotive industry

HPC DIRECTOR

HPC as a service

Xi Zili is director of Shanghai Supercomputer Center, providing services for both science and industry

MODELLING: CAD/CAE

Closing the CAD/CAE gap

Vendors of analysis/CAE software are creating tight interfaces to CAD software; CAD firms are buying up CAE technology. Paul Schreier examines these trends and looks at what they mean to users and where they could take us

INSIDE VIEW

Scientific software for the 21st century

Mike Dewar, chief technical officer at NAG, says improving hardware necessitates big changes in software authoring