Analysis & opinion

24 January 2008

Maplesoft and Toyota have founded a new consortium to develop symbolic computational tools for the automotive industry.

17 January 2008

The long-awaited UK national supercomputer has finally been unveiled. The computer, dubbed HECToR, is based in Edinburgh and will be open to academic and industrial users.

14 January 2008

Powerful simulations calibrated and validated with advanced imaging techniques could create an accurate model of the heart in silico, providing a virtual test subject for future investigations.

07 January 2008

Scientific Computing World's Laboratory Informatics Guide 2008 is now available online, with features highlighting the latest trends in informatics software.

07 January 2008

A UK software provider has developed a cost-effective electronic document management system to help smaller pharmaceutical companies with the trials and tribulations of electronic regulatory procedures.

16 November 2007

A new, streamlined technique of data analysis is helping airport security to track down potential threats to the security of aircraft.

23 October 2007

Maple users will now be able to run their computer models in parallel alongside other computer programs, across many different computers in a cluster

01 October 2007

Accelrys and Agilent Technologies have entered into an agreement to distribute each others informatics products. The agreement could affect the future development of their software.

25 September 2007

BAE Systems has decided to integrate high-performance computing chips into its remote sensing satellites; and Diamond Light Source has installed a new high-performance computing facility to automate data processing from its synchrotron.

03 September 2007

The Sandia National Laboratory has developed a realistic video game to help train security workers make snappier decisions in the event of a disaster.

17 August 2007

Symyx Technologies is to acquire certain MDL Information Systems software products from Elsevier for $123m in a cash transaction, in a move to expand its R&D portfolio.

03 August 2007

Researchers at the UK's North East Regional e-Science Centre have used grid computing to reveal why anthrax grows when it is living in an animal host, but only lies dormant in soil.