August/September 2009

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Molecular alchemy

Saving untold hours in the laboratory, molecular modelling software allows researchers to determine how to make useful changes to existing substances or make new ones. Paul Schreier takes a glimpse of the tools and techniques researchers are using to find the molecules that will bring us improved drugs and materials

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For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori

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Robert Roe looks at the latest simulation techniques used in the design of industrial and commercial vehicles

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Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware

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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

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Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers