Bright Computing, a provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, has announced that the Fox Chase Cancer Center is now using Bright Cluster Manager for use in a new high-performance computing (HPC) cluster in operation at the centre
This week the UK government announced its plans for a digital strategy to accelerate the growth of high-tech industry – including a review to define conditions for the ‘artificial intelligence industry to thrive and grow in the UK.'
Today the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit genomics and genetics research institute, has been awarded a four-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the next phase of the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project, a fundamental genomics resource used by many scientists to study human health and disease.
In a recent editorial, Nature Geoscience has highlighted the work of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center on a simulation code called CALIOPE, which provides 48-hour air quality forecasts for Spain and Europe. The piece, published at the begging of February, highlights the health problems associated with air pollution which not only affects developing countries but many of the world's major cities.
Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron, has recently appointed Dr Andrew Richards as its new head of scientific computing. He joins Ulrik Pedersen, who became head of Diamond’s Beamline Controls Group in September. Alongside the Data Analysis and Data Acquisition Groups, they are responsible for delivering the computing capability to underpin the science facility’s cutting edge research and operational activities.
IBM Watson Health has announced a research initiative with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at defining a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology.
A new study that is investigating bacterial movement, behaviour, and colony formation could help researchers to develop a better understanding of infections – paving the way to new antimicrobial treatments.
Scientists have developed an improved method for capturing longer DNA fragments - doubling the size up to 7000 DNA bases that can be analysed for novel genes
Agilent Technologies and Transcriptic have announced a collaboration to combine their technologies in order to provide a solution for convenient, broad scale synthetic and discovery biology research.
Transcriptic's automated discovery biology platform enables scalable life science research through a convenient and simple web interface. Biologists who use the platform can control their science and generate data remotely via the cloud.
The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalised Medicine (SCGPM) has adopted the DNAnexus Platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud in order to bring enterprise-ready genomic analysis, data management, and collaborative research solutions to the centre.
Robert Roe reports on developments in AI that are helping to shape the future of high performance computing technology at the International Supercomputing Conference
James Reinders is a parallel programming and HPC expert with more than 27 years’ experience working for Intel until his retirement in 2017. In this article Reinders gives his take on the use of roofline estimation as a tool for code optimisation in HPC
Sophia Ktori concludes her two-part series exploring the use of laboratory informatics software in regulated industries.
As storage technology adapts to changing HPC workloads, Robert Roe looks at the technologies that could help to enhance performance and accessibility of
storage in HPC
By using simulation software, road bike manufacturers can deliver higher performance products in less time and at a lower cost than previously achievable, as Keely Portway discovers