It is well known that equations and algorithms used in rocket science are used in Wall Street, but that is not the only crossover between hard-core scientific computing and the commercial world. Scientific research progresses because researchers constantly come up with new ways to meet the challenges thrown up by their research goals.
Rob Meyer, CEO, Numerical Algorithms Group
Felix Grant takes a look at the foundations of mathematical modelling
Ray Girvan looks at the latest applications for mapping technology
OriginLab has created a standard for rich transmission of technical graphics, argues Felix Grant
Markus Fischer, of German biotech company Entelechon, overcomes the complications associated with gene synthesis
Felix Grant breaks out from the usual channels and looks for examples of analytical and visualisation software that have not already been reviewed.
From a dune in the depths of the Sahel desert, Felix Grant accessed free statistics software using a handheld. But, he discovered, there are costs other than monetary ones.
Ray Girvan wonders why the latest upgrade of Maplesoft's maths program wasn't around when he was at university
As an analytical chemist and new user, Alan Wicks enjoyed coming to terms with ChemOffice.
For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori
Robert Roe looks at the latest simulation techniques used in the design of industrial and commercial vehicles
Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware
Robert Roe learns that the NASA advanced supercomputing division (NAS) is optimising energy efficiency and water usage to maximise the facility’s potential to deliver computing services to its user community
Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers