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11 May 2016

Shailesh M Shenoy, director of the office of research computing, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, discusses the challenges faced by large medical research organisations in the face of ever-growing volumes of data

27 April 2016

Virtus Data Centres managing director, Darren Watkins, explains the importance of building a data centre from the ground up to support the requirements of HPC users - while maximising productivity, efficiency and energy usage

26 April 2016

Robert Roe attends the Nvidia GTC conference and to see the latest in deep learning hardware from Nvidia

14 April 2016

ISC's Nages Sieslack highlights a convergence of technologies around HPC, a focus of the ISC High Performance conference that takes place in June

30 March 2016

Clouds can be flexible but still have to be used efficiently, according to Dr Bruno Silva, who believes that new cloud technologies will make the cloud even more important to scientific computing

22 February 2016

Tom Wilkie reports on two examples how the growth of scientific data sets is driving computing into the cloud, and asks how profoundly this will change computing for science

09 February 2016

Robert Roe reports on a new Exascale computing architecture using ARM processors is being developed by a European consortium of hardware and software providers, research centres, and industry partners, funded by the European Unions Horizon2020 research programme

05 February 2016

Dr Laura Boykin describes how the largest supercomputer in the southern hemisphere can help fight famine among East Africas farmers

15 January 2016

For science to make the software on which it increasingly depends sustainable is a social not a technical challenge, argues Dan Katz

17 December 2015

Already in the top three supercomputer vendors worldwide, Chinese companies have wider ambitions still, as Tom Wilkie reports

17 December 2015

Accelerators have come of age, but at the US supercomputing show in Austin, Texas, Tom Wilkie found a lot of interest in FPGAs as well

17 December 2015

At the US supercomputing show in Austin, Texas, Tom Wilkie found the supercomputing industry in an upbeat mood, but also changing commercially in ways that reflect the impact of new technologies

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Building a Smart Laboratory 2018 highlights the importance of adopting smart laboratory technology, as well as pointing out the challenges and pitfalls of the process

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Informatics experts share their experiences on the implementing new technologies and manging change in the modern laboratory

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This chapter will consider the different classes of instruments and computerised instrument systems to be found in laboratories and the role they play in computerised experiments and sample processing – and the steady progress towards all-electronic laboratories.

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This chapter considers how the smart laboratory contributes to the requirements of a knowledge eco-system, and the practical consequences of joined-up science. Knowledge management describes the processes that bring people and information together to address the acquisition, processing, storage, use, and re-use of knowledge to develop understanding and to create value

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This chapter takes the theme of knowledge management beyond document handling into the analysis and mining of data. Technology by itself is not enough – laboratory staff need to understand the output from the data analysis tools – and so data analytics must be considered holistically, starting with the design of the experiment