Analysis & opinion

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.

07 January 2008

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

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.

16 November 2007

A new, streamlined technique of data analysis is helping airport security to track down potential threats to the security of aircraft.