Last month, we took a look at some Windows utilities that can be very useful on a daily basis. This month, let's take a look at another set of utilities that, while you may not need to use them as frequently, are still essential tools for anyone moving data over the Internet or doing Web development. As you might have guessed, I'm talking about the frequently overlooked FTP clients.
Improved simulation accuracy and execution time vital in disaster mitigation Per Nyberg & Ilene Carpenter The Earth Sciences have traditionally played a key role in defining the requirements of high performance computing (HPC) platforms. As early HPC adopters, scientists studying the weather and climate pushed HPC systems to their limits
Is the tail wagging the dog? David Hessler A common complaint among laboratory software purchasers today is that commercially available product choices have serious limitations, requiring the users to adjust their workflows and practices, even database choices. We find that this is a source of ongoing frustration and dissatisfaction in our
The hunt for the right commodity interconnect Scott Studham A cluster of workstations may reach the vaunted classification of "supercomputer" when you can run tightly coupled
Frequency analysis with the Hilbert-Huang Transform Bill Weaver, Ph.D We start to look at vectors and their importance to motion analysis around chapter three of the freshman physics text. By that time, the related concepts of position, displacement, velocity and acceleration have been introduced, and we start with
The prospects for another Earth-Simulator-like event in 2005 are very good Horst D. Simon Since 1993, the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers has been released twice a year. The publication of the 23rd list a few weeks ago during the International Supercomputer Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, was a much-anticipated and closely watched event
Vance V. Kershner, President, LabWare, Inc. Being a LIMS vendor for over ten years offers a unique vantage point to observe what makes the industry tick and to understand what works and what doesn't. As much as things change, so do they stay the same from a principle point of view.
Simple method reduces noise in measurement platforms Tom Downey Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies today are investing billions of dollars collecting, storing, and analyzing data from new genomic and proteomic technologies. It is expected that analysis of this data will result in the discovery of new biomarkers and improve the
The LL-151-3-D display is a stand-alone display that features 3-D LCD Technology. This 15-inch 3-D LCD monitor delivers 3-D images to the naked eye, and can be switched between 2-D and 3-D viewing for standard applications such as spreadsheets, word processing or email
The DBK55, an 8-channel frequency module, the DBK65, an 8-channel transducer interface module, and the DBK85, a 16-channel differential voltage input module, provide data acquisition users with even more signal conditioning capabilities. The DBK55 frequency-input module provides data
The USB-9211 and 9215 deliver integrated signal conditioning and are the first in a series of single-function USB DAQ devices. The USB-9211 is a four-channel, 24-bit, highly accurate thermocouple measurement device that includes built-in screw terminal connectivity. The USB-9215 is a four-channel, 16-bit, simultaneous sampling analog input device that
Combining high density, high-voltage capability and optoisolation, the PD2-DIO-128i is a PCI-bus card that supplies 64 digital inputs and 64 digital outputs, each line with its own optoisolator. The I/Os are configured in fixed banks of 16 lines. All input ports are isolated from each other and the rest of the
AxioVision LE is a light edition of its AxioVision software package for entry into digital microscopy. The software offers basic functions: image acquisition using a TWAIN driver, image display, storage and printing, processing of multi-dimensional images, insertion of captions
The RHP features rugged construction, high power plugging cooling modules, and RS-485 monitoring, making it suitable for the latest generation of high performance VXI applications. Building on a long history of VXI systems, the RHP was designed for systems requiring low weight, high strength, and high power. Advanced laminate welded
The PCI-DAS6031 board provides 64 single-ended / 32 differential channels of 16-bit (one part in 65536) analog input. Measurements on any of 14 input ranges may be taken at rates up to 100 kilosamples per second. It also provides dual 16-bit analog outputs with 100 kS/s per channel update