Analysis & opinion

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

25 November 2015

Even when shes down the pub drinking her beer, Gloria Metrick cant stop thinking about informatics

12 November 2015

High-performance computing can help pharmaceutical companies cut the time they spend on research and development, but as Richard Holland of the Pistoia Alliance points out, HPC is not a panacea and its deployment needs to be nuanced and appropriate

11 November 2015

Perversely, academic research penalises expert software developers for providing the tools on which the research relies. Time for a change, says Simon Hettrick of the Software Sustainability Institute.

28 October 2015

Research projects and centres of excellence are to be funded by the European Commission as part of its strategy to coordinate European HPC efforts, Tom Wilkie reports

09 October 2015

Big data and cloud computing are thriving in commerce and business, but scientific and engineering applications appear to be lagging behind. Tom Wilkie reports from the ISC Cloud and Big Data conference

08 September 2015

Tilo Wettig describes the unusual design of a supercomputer dedicated to solving some of the most arcane issues in quantum physics

13 August 2015

Robert Roe explores the efforts made by top HPC centres to scale software codes to the extreme levels necessary for exascale computing

28 July 2015

In her final article on the challenges facing long-established informatics software vendors, Gloria Metrick considers their expansion into new markets but concludes that, as ever, the customers needs are the driving force

27 July 2015

Supercomputers deliver only a few percent of their theoretical peak performance so people should reset their expectations of exascale, Tom Wilkie heard at ISC High Performance earlier this month