A rugged version of the PowerPC blade server, PowerNode5 is a 6U VME clone of the IBM JS20 blade design, providing full binary compatibility with JS20 blade servers, in a form factor adapted to embedded system requirements. Two IBM 970FX processors provide speeds of 1.
The Altix 4000 Linux server combines scalable shared-memory NUMAflex architecture with blade packaging to provide a platform with flexibility, modularity and serviceability.
The standards-based PowerEdge line offers inter-operable standards. The Intel architecture-based servers run either MS Windows or Red Hat Linux. Architecture based upon one- to four-processor servers creates dynamic computing blocks that run multiple applications over a shared pool of resources.
System p5 servers include 64-bit Power Architecture technology and support the AIX 5L and Linux operating systems. They provide power and flexibility to respond to demands for UNIX and Linux environments.
Ninth-generation PowerEdge servers and Precision workstations now include standards-based quad-core processors. With the addition of Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors to the two-socket PowerEdge
The Cray XT4 supercomputer is a massively parallel processing (MPP) system designed to scale to a peak performance of more than one petaflops (1,000 trillion floating-point operations
This month’s commentary will be replaced by a brief software review that is actually a thinly disguised effort to induce life scientists to attempt more mathematics. In future columns, I will be performing a similar stealth act by introducing some really nice freeware programs and usage of the R-language.
DoD Cyber Crime Center consolidates operations with LIMS implementation Ray Stonecipher and Dale Watson The U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center is arguably among the most advanced computer forensics labs in the world. It serves as a truly comprehensive cyber forensics resource for all DoD criminal investigative and counterintelligence agencies
TWiT? According to the dictionary, twit means to taunt, tease or ridicule, but TWiT? Turns out there is an explanation, but it’s rather involved. It starts in 1998 with the formation of ZDTV, a cable network tasked with covering all aspects of personal technology, computers and the Internet. This later became TechTV ...
Why some vendors won’t succeed Randy C. Hice As you might imagine, the Hice household is not a boring place. There’s plenty of riding bikes down staircases, popping wheelies in the driveway, bailing headfirst down the playhouse firefighter’s pole, and sailing off the back deck with an umbrella to see if it will break a fall. Of course, that’s just me; my kids are somewhat more reserved. My nine-year-old spends a lot of time hopping his Razor over...
Visualization in the Linux supercomputing era Mike Long and Randall Frank In 1999, the Gordon Bell Prize for achievement in high performance computing was awarded to researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of Minnesota and IBM
From Matrix Algebra to Engineering and Beyond: All-purpose MATLAB 7.3 toolkit useful to professionals in many disciplinesOctober 31, 2006 7:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments
MATLAB is mathematical software useful for a variety of functions, and is frequently used by engineers for diverse applications and development projects. Originally produced in 1984 primarily for matrix algebra, it has blossomed into an all-purpose toolkit useful in many disciplines and with its own loyal following.
Vetting text with natural language processing algorithms Bill Weaver, Ph.D. While teaching my instrumentation and measurement courses, I am often met with surprise at the statement, “Scientists are the members of our civilization charged with discovering, documenting and disseminating truth.” I then spend more than a few minutes justifying this assertion. To support this statement, think about the consequences facing other professions that don’t...
A step-by-step guide to achieving an early-stage focus Donna Lococo The regulatory landscape for laboratories and the information systems that support them is a complicated topic that often does not get adequate attention in the earliest stages of system life cycle. Common practice may be to approach regulatory “compliance” as a bullet item on a feature list, both in terms of an organization’s requirements document and the vendor’s proposal....
Laboratories in regulated industries must work electronically if they are to survive. The rationale is that regulatory agencies are going electronic, with serious event safety reports being transmitted electronically in Europe to the agencies since 2004, and with the announcement by the FDA that all new drug applications must be electronic. The message is clear — move to an electronic environment.