In 1976, three talented entrepreneurs seeded the 'measurement revolution' by launching a little-known startup named National Instruments.
Gemma Simpson assesses the market for high-performance computing in Germany, with a look at HPC centres and the scientific projects placed there
3D printers are becoming more affordable and are breaking into new application areas. However, as Paul Schreier reports, were not yet at the point where files are as easy to print as with document printers - software for fixing and preparing files for rapid prototyping is still required
Felix Grant takes the temperature of the medical sector from a scientific computing perspective
Peter Coveney, honorary professor of computer science, University College London
Scientific Computing World is celebrating 100 issues this month - and that represents 14 years of review and analysis of software for scientists and engineers.
Paul Schreier examines which functions are being added to LIMS to make them suitable for biobanking and points to several reference projects.
Clare Sansom explores some recent applications of LIMS in the food and beverage industry
For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori
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