Analysis & opinion

03 June 2008

Cardiff University has opened a £2.9m high performance computer centre to increase its scientific research into projects previously considered too difficult or time-consuming.

28 May 2008

LabWare LIMS Version 6 and WebLIMS Version 3, both due for release, were under discussion at The European LabWare Customer Education Conference, held 18-23 May 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

20 May 2008

This year's annual DEISA Symposium took place in Edinburgh; its purpose was to provide a forum where scientists from around the world can discuss HPC e-Infrastructures in general and for DEISA users to share their experiences and results.

10 April 2008

Packaging company Tetra Pak has used HPC to improve the performance of and reduce the time taken to design and develop its filling systems by using more complex computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations.

10 April 2008

Scientists wanting to understand more about HPC, or rent out processing power, can test their simulation ideas at the IBM PSSC Customer Centre, without having to purchase hefty amounts of kit first.

26 March 2008

Analytica 2008 promises to be the worlds largest trade show for solutions in the analysis, laboratory- technology and life-science sectors, according to its organisers. But aside from the new-fangled lab kit on display, what will the event bring for scientific computing buffs?

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.

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