The World Congress in Applied Computing is an annual research gathering. The main goal of this event is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of fields that interact.
Notes from the road… Randy C. Hice I'm on a train somewhere in Switzerland, nearing the Italian border. The Alps are screaming past with intricate matrices of dormant vineyards covering the foothills. I'm daydreaming of how many people on this train are listening to something from the group War (City Country City) on an iPod. None likely. Statistically, probably no one else in Switzerland or Italy is listening to Lee Oskar
Acquiring signals for neuroprosthetics Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Now that summer is in full swing, the onslaught of blockbuster sci-fi movies and books has arrived. Much to the chagrin of pedigreed critics, alien technology coupled with special effects is a common formula for popular acclaim. Daring explorers discover a hidden trove of alien artifacts and, recognizing the portent to improved quality-of-life
Weather affects everyone, and the current and upcoming forecasts are always guaranteed conversation-starters. So, it's not surprising that a variety of weather information sources have been available on the Internet almost since its inception. With the advent of the World Wide Web, the Weather Channel and AccuWeather have emerged as two of the more prominent sites
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SigmaPlot is graphics software that allows scientists and engineers to accurately present findings using publication-quality graphics. When used with its statistical counterpart, SigmaStat, a number of statistical tools are seamlessly integrated into the graphic functions so a complete report may be generated.
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New world of high performance computing enables more people to solve much more complex problems Johannes Gehrke and Dave Lifka Imagine, for a moment, that you are a computational biologist and want to ask a question like, "Show me all the genes that are similar to nitric oxide synthetase." It turns out this can be a pretty tricky question. If you are interested in proteins, you would have to search the NR database at NCBI instead. Now imagine...
A historical perspective on the development of commercial platforms for high performance scientific computing Marco Annaratone Technical teams within a variety of industries were among the first to discover the advantages of high performance computing with Linux clusters. Many engineering simulations are too compute-intensive for PCs and workstations, and require large-scale mainframes or supercomputers for them to be carried out in a reasonable...
Hubble's 15 years of celestial discovery Jennifer Miller, Managing Editor Curiosity is simple human nature. It's a deep-seated compulsion, an instinct if you will, to step out of the ordinary and explore, study and discover our surroundings. Can you imagine a world without the not-so-simple theories and findings of Galileo, Columbus, Einstein or Newton? Neither can I
Obtaining realistic measurements of high performance computing systems Nathan Wichmann Here's a hypothetical: Imagine you have to buy a new car, sight unseen. Would you base your decision solely on horsepower? Of course not. You'd want to compare several other factors, such as performance, ride handling, safety rating and fuel system. Even more critical would be choosing the right car
Soon scientists at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Ill., will test-drive what many call the "Ferrari" of synchrotron beamlines--high-tech research facilities for imaging molecules.
New York University chemists have employed a computer simulation whose results have enhanced scientific understanding of the packaging of DNA in the cell with applications to DNA transcription. Previous research has indicated that chromatin…
2DFLOW is a program for visualizing flows induced by the distributions of Point and Line Singularities such as Vortices, Dipoles and Sources. It graphically illustrates the use of potential flow theory