Analysis & opinion

02 June 2010

Microsoft has launched its Technical Computing Initiative with promises of revolutionising the way HPC is used by scientists, engineers, and analysts, but just how does the company intend to achieve this?

27 May 2010

Greg Blackman reports on the usefulness of the user meeting for the LIMS community from first-hand experience at LabVantage's UK user event

07 April 2010

The European Grid Initiative gets under way, and promises to offer abundant computing resources to scientists working on problems from high energy physics to sociology

22 February 2010

When will the HPC market recover from the economic downturn? Which are the hot segments that will drive growth? Which are the most promising technologies? Paul Schreier hears the predictions of market research company IDC

01 December 2009

The latest Top500 list, the 500 most powerful commercially available computing systems, has been published at SC09. Scientific Computing World reports on some of the supercomputers that made the list

12 October 2009

Now operating in its 10th year, the HPC User Forum held Meeting No. 35 at the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) on 8-9 October, reports Paul Schreier

01 October 2009

Dr Peer Bork, a bioinformatician from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, has been awarded the Royal Society and Academie des sciences Microsoft Award for his work in the field of environmental genomics

01 September 2009

The acquisition of Life Technologies' SQL*LIMS business by LabVantage unites two prominent LIMS businesses in Sapphire and SQL*LIMS. Scientific Computing World speaks to Jim Aurelio, president and CEO of LabVantage, about the merger

04 August 2009

The amount of data generated from complex simulations, such as climate modelling, is often too large to be stored in a supercomputer's memory. Sandia National Laboratories is using technology from LexisNexis to help overcome this.

01 July 2009

The 33rd edition of the Top500 list, issued at last week's ISC09 conference in Hamburg, shows no change at the very top, but two systems from Germany have broken into the top 10, and a new player from Saudi Arabia enters at number 14

04 June 2009

Stephen Mounsey on Microsoft's growing interest in the life sciences and healthcare.

01 May 2009

The 2009 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09) will take place in Hamburg this year, with more than 1,500 attendees and more than 120 exhibitors from over 45 countries expected to attend.