Normally, I would avoid use of the word "programming" in a title for fear of immediately losing my audience but, as my readers seem to be mostly chemists and engineers, I may not have so much to fear (I think). This month's column is a review of a really nice introductory text on programming with the Mathematica language.
Unsupervised learning of linguistic structures Bill Weaver, Ph.D. "I brang it to school yesterday" is the most recent conversation starter with our fourth-grader. Like many parents, I would like to have the phrase "Use brought; 'brang' isn't a word" emblazoned on a shirt so I can simply point to it several times a day. My correction is always followed by the retort "But it's 'ring-rang-rung' and bring sounds like ring." Explaining 'there are just about as many exceptions as there are rules'
The DS-96 desk-side cluster workstation is a personal supercomputer that fits under a desk and can be plugged into a standard outlet, using 1500 watts of power.
The Altix 4000 64-bit Linux server combines scalable shared-memory NUMAflex architecture with blade packaging to provide a platform with flexibility, modularity and serviceability.
The PowerEdge 7250 server is a scalable system with four Itanium 2 processors that have 6 MB integrated cache within a 4U rack server. It includes up to 32 GB of memory, eight PCI-X slots, factory installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
The SX-8 vector supercomputer offers a peak processing performance of 65 teraflops. The single-node model (includes up to eight CPUs) achieves a peak vector performance of 128 gigaflops, while the multi-node model reaches a peak performance of 65 teraflops when configured with 512 nodes.
The XT3 supercomputer is a massively parallel processing (MPP) system that advances the scalability and sustained application performance of the T3D and T3E systems.
Powered by x86 dual-core processors, the ProLiant BL45p server for the BladeSystem, and ProLiant DL585 aid applications such as database management, enterprise resource planning, virtual machines and terminal services.
VIDA is a graphical interface designed to visualize, manage and manipulate large sets of molecular information. Built-in chemoinformatics, advanced list manager, spreadsheet and graphing capabilities make it possible to work in real time on corporate collections of a million structures.
The TotalChrom chromatography data system (CDS) manages the volume of chromatography data in stand-alone, thin-client or client/server environments.
The Teranode Design Suite (TDS) platform integrates modeling into existing informatics infrastructures. This platform provides scientists on-demand access to a comprehensive library of analytic models.
LabWare LIMS is a customer-configurable LIMS with a variety of optional modules that extend the application’s functionality to address the needs of specific market segments, allowing the software to integrate into any current corporate computing environment.
STARLIMS is a full-featured, extensible and scalable LIMS. Multi-tier architecture enables each operation to control its unique workflow and work style through the console. It supports thin or thick client implementations, as well as multi-site organizations working under a central database.
LabSoft LIMS provides the ability to collect vital data points by interfacing with laboratory instruments, data historian applications and digital control systems (DCS).
SQL*LIMS automates sample tracking, laboratory processes and workflow, data access and storage, and regulatory compliance. The software includes a user interface delivered via a Web services application that provides enterprise-accessible productivity for pharmaceutical manufacturing organizations.