Analysis & opinion

16 June 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientifics Trish Meek discusses the importance of data management within biobanking

06 June 2011

Phil Butcher, the head of IT at the Sanger Institute, discusses how HPC is being used to tackle enormous amounts of genome data

24 May 2011

A team of scientists is using the pattern-detecting power of supercomputers to find important relationships among genes that may be responsible for traits in plants

20 May 2011

The worlds first Microsoft Innovation Center for Technical Computing has been established in Switzerland. Paul Schreier reports

18 May 2011

'How do we manage the rising tide of scientific data?' This question was posed by Professor Dr Achim Bachem, chairman of the Jülich Research Center

13 May 2011

Although engineering design and testing is cheaper and easier when done virtually, the adoption of computer aided engineering (CAE) is still proceeding slowly. Beth Sharp reports on the Seventh Altair CAE Technology Conference

11 April 2011

A supercomputing resource created by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA, is allowing scientists to study evolutionary relationships among large populations of living things in significantly shorter times

24 February 2011

Terrain thought to be inhabited by only the largest dinosaurs could have in fact been home to dozens of other creatures, according to research from the University of Manchester

06 January 2011

Cloud computing, where computing resources from shared servers are used via the internet, was one of the buzzwords of 2010. Many of us are using cloud applications whether we know it or not

15 November 2010

The 36th edition of the Top500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers has been published, with the top spot taken by the Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin

03 November 2010

Venus-C, a pan-European programme designed to integrate cloud computing with European Research Grids for the benefit of the continents scientists and researchers, is about to announce an open call for project bids

21 October 2010

As the Formula One season approaches its finale, few spectators will be aware of the importance of HPC in perfecting the aerodynamics of a Grand Prix-winning car.