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.
Robert Roe investigates some of the European projects focusing on preparing today’s supercomputers and HPC programmers for exascale HPC
The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany has been operating supercomputers of the highest performance class since 1987. Tim Gillett talks to Norbert Attig and Thomas Eickermann
Gemma Church investigates how simulation and modelling de-risks the detection and extraction of geothermal energy resources
Robert Roe investigates the importance of upgrading legacy laboratory informatics systems and the benefits this provides to scientists