DiscoveryGate Web Service

Symyx has released DiscoveryGate Web Service, providing programmable access to the DiscoveryGate content platform that hosts current chemical sourcing, molecular property, synthetic methodology, bioactivity and toxicology information from Symyx and participating content providers.

DiscoveryGate Web Service builds upon the successful 2007 deployment of the Symyx Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) Web Service at major research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical companies. Symyx ACD Web Service is enabling more than 6,000 scientists worldwide to access Available Chemicals Directory using more than 20 in-house applications.

In addition to delivering Symyx Discovery, Synthesis, Pharmacology, and Sourcing content to customers for use in their own in-house applications, the DiscoveryGate Web Service also provides a content platform for delivering context-relevant information to Symyx Notebook, the Symyx Isentris data access, analysis, and decision support system, and to the next generation of the DiscoveryGate content platform currently in development.

Analysis and opinion

Robert Roe investigates some of the European projects focusing on preparing today’s supercomputers and HPC programmers for exascale HPC


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


Gemma Church investigates how simulation and modelling de-risks the detection and extraction of geothermal energy resources


Robert Roe investigates the importance of upgrading legacy laboratory informatics systems and the benefits this provides to scientists