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Future technologies

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

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

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

Optimising industry

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

A question of security

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

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

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

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

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

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 

Data dissection

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

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

Memories of the future

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

Creating balance in HPC

Robert Roe investigates the motivation behind the architectural changes to Europes fastest supercomputer, Piz Daint, housed at the Swiss National Computing Centre

Promoting freedom of choice in HPC

As AMD launches its latest FirePro GPU, Robert Roe investigates a new suite of open-source tools, released by the company that convert code from CUDA into C++

Speeding up the storage stack

Robert Roe discusses the merits of the latest storage technologies, including a push by storage providers to develop end-to-end platforms featuring intelligent data management systems

Speeding up the storage stack

Robert Roe discusses the merits of the latest storage technologies, including a push by storage providers to develop end-to-end platforms featuring intelligent data management systems

Creating balance in HPC

Robert Roe investigates the motivation behind the architectural changes to Europe’s fastest supercomputer, Piz Daint, housed at the Swiss National Computing Centre

Intelligent interconnects

Robert Roe looks at how interconnect technology is helping to change the landscape of high-performance computing

Where to put a wind farm

Gemma Church finds out how simulation software aids and optimises the decisions behind siting a wind farm

Telling data's story

Gemma Church talks to data visualisation company Golden Software about three decades in business, Microsoft bugs and working in the geoscience arena

How is life different in the cloud?

In her second article on cloud computing, Sophia Ktori looks at how both vendors and customers of informatics systems are having to change their IT culture

Rise of the machines

Gemma Church investigates how simulation software models the equipment used in the oil and gas industry

The changing face of CAE

Gemma Church talks to engineering simulation company Altair about how Computer Aided Engineering has become mainstream

Simulation apps for everyone

In her profile of simulation software company Comsol, Gemma Church hears about creating modelling applications to further the reach of multiphysics simulation

Life in the cloud

In the first of two articles about informatics software as a service, Sophia Ktori looks at the motivations for transferring to the cloud

A quantum leap in processors?

Adrian Giordani reports on progress in quantum computing and carbon nanotubes, but finds their commercial application still lies some way in the future

The cutting Edge of data management

In her profile of The Edge Software Consultancy, Sophia Ktori discusses how the company is expanding its portfolio to address the challenges of data analytics as well as data management

Managing resources in the cloud

Sophia Ktori continues her series profiling informatics companies by looking at how GoInformatics offers software as a service over the cloud

The social engineering network

Company profile: Gemma Church talks to engineering software house Esteco about simulations evolving into strategic decisions for companies and creating a social network for engineers

Computing Canadas future

Mark Dietrich outlines how Canada is building a digital infrastructure to transform the country from an economy based on natural resources to a knowledge-based economy

Solutions not just technology

Companies, from integrators to high-end suppliers, are all focused on the customer, as Tom Wilkie discovers in a survey of the marketplace for HPC systems

How to make HPC happen in Europe

Leonardo Flores Añover and Augusto Burgueño Arjona from the European Commission discuss how and why Europe should play a leading role globally in HPC

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