Features about 'Applications'

April/May2014

Why use modelling software?

High-performance computing is increasingly being used to interpret financial data, explains Robert Roe

April/May2014

Drug discovery with data

In the second part of our series on computational chemistry, Sian Harris looks at the role of modelling and high-quality data in the pharmaceutical industry

April/May2014

Sound and science

Jean-Louis Migeot argues that acoustic simulation needs to be an early part of any product design and that software is now available to ensure that it can be done easily

October/November 2010

Simulating biology

Greg Blackman looks at some of the applications using HPC in the field of biomedicine

October/November 2010

Converging on reality

Multiphysics software can account for multiple interacting effects at the same time and lead to more accurate models, but this approach increases the computational demands. Thus there's a strong effort to adapt such software to HPC systems. Paul Schreier investigates progress towards this goal

October/November 2010

Economies of scale

Stephen Mounsey examines the role of deskside supercomputers, and looks at some of the different ways of bridging the gap between a $200 workstation and a $200m data centre

February/March 2014

Compound benefits

Computers play an important role in the development of new chemical compounds today, writes Sian Harris in the first of two articles on computational chemistry

December 2009/January 2010

Driving change

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

October/November 2009

Saving lives with supercomputers

Stephen Mounsey looks at how HPC is transforming biology and medicine

June/July 2009

Drilling for fuel

HPC technology is aiding oil and gas companies locate hidden submarine reserves in a fraction of the time taken by previous methods, as Stephen Mounsey discovers

August/September 2008

Stuck in the middle

Gemma Church assesses the HPC landscape in central and eastern Europe

August/September 2008

A universe of data

Paul Schreier visits CERN to learn about the computing resources needed for the world's largest ever scientific experiment

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