19 January 2018

A new case study has been published by Autoscribe which describes how the newly established Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Biobank (CCC Biobank) is using the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for complete tracking of all of its samples

18 January 2018

Cray has announced that the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India has deployed two Cray XC40 supercomputers and two Cray ClusterStor storage systems as part of a $67 million contract with Cray to update its supercomputing facilities

15 January 2018

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), has today announced the appointment of Ian Risk as Chief Technology Officer

15 January 2018

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $1.87 million for seven projects to advance innovation in US manufacturing through high performance computing

15 January 2018

Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), led by Professor Helmut Krcmar, have developed a new dynamic certification system for cloud services as part of the ‘Next Generation Certification’ (NGCert) consortium

12 January 2018

The European Commission has unveiled its plans to invest around 1 billion Euros in European supercomputing infrastructure through a new legal and funding structure – EuroHPC

11 January 2018

MdynamiX and dSPACE have expanded their collaboration between the two companies focusing on the development and testing of electric steering systems

11 January 2018

Dell will be the vendor behind the latest upgrade to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the US Department of Commerce

10 January 2018

Micron and Intel have announced an update to their NAND joint development partnership

09 January 2018

Building on the enthusiasm generated last year with the release of the Ryzen processors, AMD has now released details of its forthcoming roll-out for the next generation of high-performance computing and graphics products during an event in Las Vegas prior to the opening of CES 2018

08 January 2018

Some 44 per cent of life science professionals are using or experimenting with AI and deep learning, while 94 per cent expect an increase in use of machine learning within two years

05 January 2018

Microsoft has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Avere Systems, a leading provider of high-performance NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients running in cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments



Building a Smart Laboratory 2018 highlights the importance of adopting smart laboratory technology, as well as pointing out the challenges and pitfalls of the process


Informatics experts share their experiences on the implementing new technologies and manging change in the modern laboratory


This chapter will consider the different classes of instruments and computerised instrument systems to be found in laboratories and the role they play in computerised experiments and sample processing – and the steady progress towards all-electronic laboratories.


This chapter considers how the smart laboratory contributes to the requirements of a knowledge eco-system, and the practical consequences of joined-up science. Knowledge management describes the processes that bring people and information together to address the acquisition, processing, storage, use, and re-use of knowledge to develop understanding and to create value


This chapter takes the theme of knowledge management beyond document handling into the analysis and mining of data. Technology by itself is not enough – laboratory staff need to understand the output from the data analysis tools – and so data analytics must be considered holistically, starting with the design of the experiment