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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

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

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

Making lighter work of heavy data

Continuing her company profiles, Sophia Ktori finds that Waters NuGenesis is differentiated because it can capture data from any instrument in the laboratory

Simulating one step at a time

Maplesoft has expanded beyond symbolic computing to mathematical modelling and simulation, as Gemma Church reports in the second of her series of company profiles

Parallel programs need new maths

From the PRACEdays15 conference in Dublin, Tom Wilkie and Robert Roe report on the inadequacies of Open Source and commercial software, support for Irish industry, and HPC policies in Europe and Japan

Software softens energy demands

Software approaches to energy efficiency in HPC may yield unexpected improvements in the hardware of next-generation mobile phone networks, Tom Wilkie discovers

Taking action on big data

Today the US National Consortium for Data Science is an active and growing organisation. Stan Ahalt discusses how and why it came into being

Simplifying simulation

Robert Roe investigates the use of simulation within the aerospace industry and the steps taken to reduce the complexity of software for engineers

Out with the old and out with the internal

Outsourcing, end-of-life LIMS, and disruptive technologies such as the cloud, are driving changes to the laboratory informatics landscape, as Tom Wilkie discovered at the Paperless Lab Academy

Future processing technologies

In the second article in his series on future hardware for HPC, Robert Roe looks at alternatives to the x86, including server on a chip and OpenPower

Why scientists should care about storage

As the Large Hadron Collider restarts at Cern, data storage has become as important to scientists as compute power. But, as Tom Wilkie reports, the innovative technologies being developed have much wider applications

Change and continuity

What happens when a relatively small informatics company is acquired by a very large healthcare corporation? Tom Wilkie looks at the case of Abbott Informatics and Starlims

Discovering the tools that aid innovation

Work in the R&D laboratory starts with an idea and an experiment, not a sample. Sophia Ktori investigates how informatics packages are tailored to make life easier for scientists in the discovery laboratory

Informatics bites back

From safety and nutrition to contamination and complaints, the food and beverage industry deals with it all. Rebecca Pool talks to key players to find out exactly why informatics systems are now so crucially important

Future clears for HPC

Global investment in high-performance computing is being ramped up in the headlong march towards Exascale, writes Robert Roe

Getting started

Implementing a new informatics systems isnt always easy. Rebecca Pool talks to laboratory and project managers to find the best way forward

The clouds are rolling in

Robert Roe investigates cloud and SaaS deployment models and the inherent flexibility and scalability they provide to users

Power and the processor

John Barr surveys the technologies that will underpin the next generation of HPC processors and finds that software, not hardware, holds the key.

The future of HPC in Australia

Lindsay Botten and Neil Stringfellow explain how Australia has developed a national HPC strategy to address the countrys unique challenges in science, climate, and economic development

Big Data needs networks

The way Europe has joined up its networks not only supports supercomputing on the continent, but also offers a model for international cooperation that might have lessons for the development of next-generation technology, as Tom Wilkie discovers

Tools for efficient computing

End-user scientists and engineers fear the complexity of running jobs in HPC. But there are software tool-kits available to help, as Tom Wilkie discovers

Should we write out laboratory labels by hand?

A globally harmonised system for labelling all containers in the laboratory, drawing the information from the laboratory informatics system, would be a very good thing, surely? Not so, says Gloria Metrick

Streamlining aerospace design

Engineers want to work on designing new aircraft, so getting software packages to talk to each other is critical, as Robert Roe reports

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