Analysis & opinion

20 January 2009

The worldwide attempt to increase the speed of supercomputers merely by increasing the number of processor cores on individual chips unexpectedly worsens performance for many complex applications, simulations have found.

19 December 2008

Proteomics has joined disciplines such as metrology and astronomy as producers of petabyte data volumes. Some of the latest developments in proteomics research were detailed at the New Technologies for Protein Analysis Workshop, writes Greg Blackman

16 December 2008

Scientists are using sophisticated computer models to determine how to dismantle and reassemble the fire-damaged Cutty Sark ship, writes Gemma Church

03 December 2008

Making HPC more readily available to - and manageable by - scientists and engineers was the key theme of SC08, along with a greater emphasis on the green credentials of HPC equipment, reports Warren Clark

30 October 2008

Microsoft will launch an operating system that will run on its new global network of data centres, it announced at a conference in Los Angeles.

29 October 2008

Scientists are using high-performance computing to design the fastest car in the world, and the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling methods used could also help surgeons personalise certain procedures

22 October 2008

There are plenty of highlights in the comprehensive conference programme at SC08 in Austin, including keynote speaker Michael Dell, chairman of the board of directors and CEO at Dell

29 September 2008

Three cardiac anaesthetists practicing at the Heart Hospital in London have teamed up with digital animation specialists, Glassworks, to produce a beating 3D computer-generated model of the human heart.

23 September 2008

The Royal Society and Acadamie des Science Microsoft Award has been awarded to Professor Nicholas Ayache, a research director at INRIA, for his work in computational medical image analysis.

15 August 2008

Clare Sansom reports from the recent International Systems in Molecular Biology conference, held in July in Toronto, Canada.

01 August 2008

The European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB) has taken place in Edinburgh this year - the first time it has been held in the UK.

03 July 2008

The 23rd annual International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'08) has been hailed as the most successful ISC in the conference's history, with a record attendance of almost 1,400 HPC industry leaders, IT specialists and scientists.