Analysis & opinion

25 March 2008

Astrophysicists at the University of Exeter are using an SGI Altix ICE 8200 supercomputer to simulate massive celestial processes - but at a tiny cost.

07 February 2008

Researchers from University College London, UK have shown that potential HIV drugs can be screened against a virtual model of a patient in short enough time scales to be of clinical use.

24 January 2008

An international research consortium is to embark on the most ambitious genomics program to date, with the task of sequencing 1,000 genomes within three years.

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

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.

07 January 2008

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

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.