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Drowning in data?

David Wang gives his view on how modern laboratories can leverage data to provide maximum value

An artificial future

Elsevier’s Jabe Wilson predicts radical changes in the ways AI will be used in scholarly communications

The Path to Exascale

Robert Roe reports on the potentially far-reaching benefits of exascale computing for European research

Racing ahead

Gemma Church finds out how electric vehicles can make performance and user experience improvements

Deep learning dominates ISC

At ISC High Performance 2017, held in Frankfurt, Germany, deep learning is driving new computing innovation as the HPC industry sets its sights on AI hardware and applications

HPC unearths glacial flow

Robert Roe looks at research from the University of Alaska that is using HPC to change the way we look at the movement of ice sheets

Simulate and innovate

Robert Roe reports from the European Altair Technology Conference and finds that simulation-driven design is taking centre stage for the CAE industry.

Predicting the future of the laboratory

The first in series of articles covering the Paperless Lab Academy conference – in this article Robert Roe looks at the importance of adopting digital technologies - the benefits and pitfalls that laboratories face when on the road to digital convergence.

Storage ambitions

Robert Roe finds that commoditisation of flash and SSD technology and the uptake of machine learning and AI applications are driving new paradigms in storage technology.

Accelerating demand

Robert Roe reviews the latest in accelerator technology and finds that GPUs and coprocessors will be key fixtures in the future of deep learning

Whatever the weather

Gemma Church explores the use of modelling and simulation to predict weather and climate patterns

Virtual vehicles

Robert Roe takes another look at industrial vehicles and the benefits of applying simulation technologies

From atom to airplane

Gemma Church learns that aerospace simulation is focused on fine-grain simulations to optimise component performance and meet strict regulatory requirements

Alcohol and analysis

The use of informatics is crucial all the way through the process of brewing, writes Sophie Ktori

A question of security

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

Optimising industry

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

A cloud is forming

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

Managing energy efficiency at NASA

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

Future technologies

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

A question of scale

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

Leaving a legacy

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

Tooling up for exascale

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

Digging geothermal

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

Modular HPC goes mainstream

William Payne investigates the growing trend of using modular HPC, built on industry standard hardware and software, to support users across a range of both existing and emerging application areas

Unlocking Cosmology

Gemma Church finds out how astronomers are using simulations to investigate the extremities of our universe

Advancing automotive simulation

Robert Roe looks at developments in crash testing simulation – including larger, more intricate simulations, the use of optimisation software, and the development of new methodologies through collaboration between ISVs, commercial companies, and research organisations

Memories of the future

Robert Roe investigates developments in memory technology aimed at the next generation of HPC applications

Providing an HPC blueprint

Robert Roe discovers that the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) is laying the foundation for application-driven HPC – through a programme of training, education and hardware procurement

Data dissection

Developments in bioinformatics are putting pressure on those tasked with data analysis and interpretation, writes Sophia Ktori

Accelerating life science research

The application of high-performance computing could have far-reaching implications for bioinformatics and life sciences researchers, as Robert Roe discovers 

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