April/May 2006

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Problem-solving pushes boundaries

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.

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Robert Roe investigates some of the European projects focusing on preparing today’s supercomputers and HPC programmers for exascale HPC

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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

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Gemma Church investigates how simulation and modelling de-risks the detection and extraction of geothermal energy resources

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Robert Roe investigates the importance of upgrading legacy laboratory informatics systems and the benefits this provides to scientists