InforSense Suite 5.1

IDBS has released InforSense Suite 5.1, the latest version of its scientific business intelligence solution, incorporating data integration, analysis and visualisation. New features in InforSense Suite 5.1 allow users to load their own data, add their own views using VisualSense charts, customise the views and share them with other end users. InforSense Suite 5.1 now enables scientists to find services and visualisation using a new portal search engine, which enables users to easily view, analyse and retrieve data. Researchers can understand and navigate through large amounts of data quickly and combine data from any source inside or outside an organisation, improving sharing and collaboration. By creating an ecosystem of scientists working together, company knowledge and new insights are quickly incorporated into everyone's activities. 

In addition, a new connector to the R statistics package enables this powerful platform to be accessed via InforSense Suite 5.1, allowing pre-built and new R algorithms to be used via VisualSense interfaces. This capability is especially useful for the analysis of gene expression experimental results where R is widely used.

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