Ruro has updated its scalable electronic laboratory notebook, Sciency. Version 3.5 features a Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel add-on, enabling what the company describes as a seamless transfer of documentation into a Sciency ‘note’. These notes can be signed by the user, ensuring that further editing is prevented. Sciency 3.5 can also be linked to email accounts so that automatic emails can be sent to users informing them of a new activity in the ‘discussion’ section of a particular project – these sections are new in themselves and act in a similar way to internet discussion threads, by providing a place to leave feedback and ask questions.
For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori
Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware
Robert Roe learns that the NASA advanced supercomputing division (NAS) is optimising energy efficiency and water usage to maximise the facility’s potential to deliver computing services to its user community
Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers