Press Releases


Maplesoft, a provider of software products for technical education and research, has announced an update to its popular testing and assessment tool, Maple TA

IDBS has today launched The E-WorkBook Cloud, an enterprise, cloud-based platform designed specifically to meet the future challenges of scientific and R&D data management.

Maplesoft and the University of Waterloo today announced a partnership that will combine Maplesoft’s online courseware platform, Möbius, together with Waterloo-developed content in math and other STEM subjects.

Bright Computing, a provider of cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, has announced the launch of a tiered partner program for value-added reseller partners in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Micron Technology has announced a family of solid state drive (SSD) products, the Micron Enterprise 5100 Series, enabling future data storage platforms to meet the combined demands of performance, capacity and enterprise-class reliability. Micron’s 5100 Series Enterprise SATA SSDs provide IT with an easy migration to bridge the infrastructure divide to tomorrow’s all-flash data centre.

HPC, storage and data analytics integrator, OCF, has acquired a majority share of Intense Computing, a provider of data and analytics consultancy and solutions. Intense Computing will be a subsidiary company of OCF and is being renamed OCF DATA Limited, strengthening and enhancing OCF’s data and analytics service for customers.

Optibrium, a developer of software for small molecule design and optimisation, has announced a collaboration with MolPort, a company that develops a comprehensive chemical database, marketplace and order fulfillment platform.

Parexel, a global biopharmaceutical services provider, has announced the launch of an Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP)-focused solution for biopharmaceutical companies. 

Liquent InSight for IDMP is the newest module added to Parexel’s Regulatory Information Management (RIM) platform. 

Beginning in 2018, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will require biopharmaceutical companies to submit data on medicines in accordance with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) IDMP standards. 

Agilent has released Cartagenia Bench Lab 5.0, a new version of its lab software with capabilities for somatic variant classification and reporting.

Cray has announced the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has awarded the Company with a $26 million supercomputer contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer and three Cray Sonexion storage systems.

Optibrium, a developer of software for small molecule drug discovery and optimisation, has announced the commercial launch of a database Query Interface for users of the company’s StarDrop software. The new tool provides an adaptable interface between an organisation’s research data management systems and StarDrop’s compound design and optimisation capabilities.

Global supercomputer integrator Cray has announced that Baylor University in Texas has selected a Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer.

The Cray system will serve as the primary high-performance computing (HPC) platform for Baylor researchers and will be supported by the Academic and Research Computing Services group (ARCS) of the Baylor University Libraries.



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