Analysis & opinion

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.

02 April 2009

Researchers at a UK university have used simulations to show that communication of the awareness of a disease outbreak within a population can help stop the spread of the disease

03 March 2009

A major LIMS supplier has introduced an open source LIMS community, which allows source code and applications to be shared within its customer base of users

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