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on the paper trail

The paperless laboratory, and managing information for life sciences' researchers, are among the themes discernible during SCW's regular review of the LIMS world, Tom Wilkie writes

keeping up with technology

Virtual instrumentation is changing the way scientists measure and automate the world. Gricha Raether of National Instruments assesses recent developments in this cutting edge field

the UK e-science Grid

Tony Hey and Anne Trefethen outline the efforts being made to help the UK meet the challenges of computing across the Grid

choosing the right client

The old Latin riddle 'Quis custiodet ipsos custiodes?' ('Who guards the guardians themselves?') is a good one for scientists and managers to ponder when they are considering the integrity of data in LIMS. Alex Crawford reports

Structures and science

Robert DeWitte, Marketing Director of ACD Labs, tells Tom Wilkie how Russian scientists' deep understanding of chemical structure grew into a global software business.

Integration is LIMS inspiration

In our latest roundup of comings and going in the world of Laboratory Information Management Systems, Vanessa Spedding finds the bulk of recent activity involves an industrious few

Development through gaming

Ray Girvan discovers that the race to create ever more real computer games is having a beneficial effect on scientific computing

From banking to science

Brian Donnelly, chairman and CEO of GeneticXchange, tells Tom Wilkie about the unexpected similarity between computing for life sciences and computing for big banks.

observing behaviour by computer

Tom Wilkie spoke to Lucas Noldus, whose company produces computerised systems for tracking and observing animal behaviour. The applications, he found, stretch from new drugs to functional genomics

From banking to science

Brian Donnelly, chairman and CEO of GeneticXchange, tells Tom Wilkie about the unexpected similarity between computing for life sciences and computing for big banks.

The flow of knowledge

If you think the words 'decisive' and 'fast-moving' could not appear in the same sentence as 'government-run utility lab', think again, as one large LIMS company bidding for business recently had to. Vanessa Spedding reports

Parallel efforts create a virtual sky

Scientists are building a seamless, global, astronomical resource: a 'virtual observatory' that will supply data at all wavelengths through a common interface. Vanessa Spedding catches up with European initiatives

what does my molecule look like?

The computer representation of compounds can certainly be chemically inspiring. David Bradley asks whether they come close to modelling what really goes on in the molecular world.

CAE turns to HPC

Robert Roe interviews Ansys’ Wim Slagter on the value of HPC technology within the CAE market

Continental ambitions

Robert Roe looks at European and North America efforts to establish exascale computing programmes in the next five to seven years

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