Marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first astronomical observation through a telescope in 1609, the International Year of Astronomy will form the world's largest-ever astronomy network
web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. As I look out the window, the leaves are turning red and gold, unmistakable signs that it's time for Scientific Computing's annual holiday gift guide. Once again, we've searched high and low for eclectic gifts to delight those on your list
Stars without enough mass to turn into exploding supernovae end their lives blowing away most of their mass in an intense stellar wind. Through integral field spectroscopy, it is possible to obtain hundreds of spectra.
Laboratory researchers have posited an explanation for superconductivity that may open the door to the discovery of new, unconventional forms of superconductivity
A new photoemission spectroscopy technique is revealing properties of ultracold atomic gases.
A CSI-like investigation is pursuing a killer known to have been running rampant for the past decade. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is a chytrid fungus that lives on keratin, a type of protein found in the skin of amphibians
Suzanne Tracy, Editor in Chief Scientific Computing’s HPC Special Edition presents solutions that help to optimize workflows and expedite operations
Helping to channel the data tsunami Douglas Brown, Ph.D. Currently, it costs about $1 million to sequence a human genome. However, new sequencing technologies are under development that dramatically increase the speed and reduce the costs. These next-generation tools are having a dramatic effect in research universities and companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries
Data intensive computing pushes scientific frontiers Ian Gorton, Christopher S. Oehmen and Jason E. McDermott How can scientists transform terabytes and petabytes of streaming data into information that promotes vital discoveries and timely decisions — in near real time?
Comparative analysis sheds light on biomediation potential Ian Gorton, Christopher S. Oehmen and Jason E. McDermott Researchers used a MeDICi-generated pipeline to analyze a collection of openly available genome data sets for 10 species of the Shewanella bacterium
Pipeline speeds time-to-solution Ian Gorton, Christopher S. Oehmen and Jason E. McDermott The computational powerhouses needed for large, complicated searches to identify proteins place the latest peptide identification methods beyond the reach of researchers with limited computational capacity. However, a free PNNL-developed program called Polygraph allows rapid and confident identification of peptides from proteomics samples.
Key challenges for today’s high performance computing environments Eng Lim Goh, Ph.D. As a chief technology officer, I spend roughly half my time talking to customers assessing their current and future needs
You can find multiple guides on the Web, and all will make your life easier John R. Joyce, Ph.D. Whether you are engaged in writing documentation, writing scientific papers, or simply have a son or daughter in high school, the question will eventually come up as to how to write a citation
ACCA offers alternative to passive copper and optical cables Russell Hornung Datacenter cable management and power consumption are becoming increasingly critical for high performance computing (HPC) systems, enterprise server and storage applications
Crunching massive datasets with powerful new algorithms Frank Moldstand The search for oil may summon up movie images of wildcatters being sprayed by geysers or stumbling across some "bubbling crude," but only in Hollywood is it ever that easy