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Tech focus: Laboratory software tools

Laboratory informatics tools have continued to converge around requirements for data management and movement within an organisation. There are still considerable differences in the nuances between an ELN and a LIMS system, such as the focus on more regulated data management or features that lend themselves toward scientific discovery. 

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Unlocking new treatments with AI

Scientists and researchers are using AI to help accelerate the discovery of new drugs for a wide variety of different medical applications

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Maximising the value of HPC

Integrators and cloud providers help facilitate access to HPC and deliver additional expertise and support, which helps scientists to effectively use computing resources, finds Robert Roe

Genomic potential

Genomics software is helping to transform large volumes of  unstructured data into actionable knowledge with open-source tools and data architecture that is Applicable for clinical genomics at scale, writes Sophia Ktori

A quantum leap

Quantum technology is going through a period of rapid development, with several technologies driving the adoption of this emerging computing framework, finds Robert Roe

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Tech Focus: Cloud

A roundup of cloud technology providers that support researchers using HPC

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Advancing additive manufacturing

Robert Roe takes a look at how software is helping to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of 3D printing


Open automation

Sophia Ktori discusses the importance of integration and open systems in supporting laboratory automation

Innovation at scale

Robert Roe explores advances in CPU, accelerator and networking hardware that is being designed to support exascale

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Tech Focus: Storage

A round-up of the latest storage products and technology available for scientists using HPC

Supercharging the silo

Sophia Ktori explores the role bioinformatics software plays in helping scientists to make sense of complex scientific data

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Tech Focus: Servers

A round-up of the latest server options that are available to scientists using HPC as a tool for research

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Tech Focus: Cooling

A round-up of the latest cooling technologies for scientists using HPC to support their research

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Digital developments

Six industry experts tell Tim Gillett about recent progress in the world of laboratory information management systems

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Realising the potential of AI and HPC

Three experts in the field shared their thoughts about some of the potential from the increased combining of AI and HPC. By David Stuart

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Predicting infection

Dr Eddie Cano-Gamez discusses how machine learning is helping researchers to classify patients with sepsis, leading to more effective, personalised treatments

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Software advances speeding drug discovery

Sophia Ktori explores the role cheminformatics software providers play in supporting scientists in academia and industry to better understand the properties of potential new drugs.

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Exascale ambitions

Simon McIntosh-Smith discusses the role of  the ExCALIBUR project in ensuring that UK  research is at the forefront of HPC 

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Supporting science with HPC

HPC integrators provide value to scientific and research organisations through management and support of HPC resources, finds Robert Roe 

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A digital journey

Sophia Ktori takes a look at the role software companies play in driving digital transformation in the laboratory 

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An AI revolution

Robert Roe finds that the use of AI is driving new areas of research and increasing the competitiveness of early adopters 

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Exascale ambitions

As the race for exascale reaches its final milestones Robert Roe takes a look at the development projects behind the creation of these record breaking supercomputers

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Tech focus: Servers

Robert Roe takes a look at the server options that are available to scientists using HPC as a tool for research high performance computing

Weathering the storm

Gemma Church finds out how simulation and modelling is unlocking long-term, accurate weather and climate predictions

Evolving AI

With the growth of AI and DL comes new opportunities for emerging applications, finds Robert Roe

Developing skills for HPC

Robert Roe takes a look at the training and skills development opportunities for scientists using HPC in their research

Tech Focus: Storage

A round-up of the latest storage products and technology available for scientists using HPC as a tool for their research

Rising renewables

Gemma Church examines how simulation and modelling aid the increasingly diverse renewable energy field

Connecting science

 Sophia Ktori considers how software integration helps ensure scientists work efficiently in the laboratory

Laboratory technology changes

Informatics experts share their views on the future of the laboratory and how things might change due to the added pressure of Covid-19