Successful LIMS implementation needs discipline, accountability, responsability, leadership and control Sam Yazdaniac The LIMS applications have brought many success stories and disappointments throughout their approximate 25 years of life.
Measurement and analysis add another dimension Dean Sequera It wasn't that long ago that three-dimensional (3-D) rendering of microscopic objects was an elusive dream of microscopists.
Newer generation compilers deliver whole program optimization Fred Chow, Ph.D. Software applications are typically comprised of multiple source files that are compiled separately and linked together
Efficient access to critical information accelerates drug discovery process Roberta Katz Moving a compound, medical device or biological agent from R&D through product launch continues to be a complex and costly multi-year process.
With the increased diversity in HPC systems it is important to pick the right tool for the job Scott Studham As high performance computer technology has developed over the past 30 years, the computational approaches and
A more holistic approach to measuring HPC system productivity Ian Lumb IQ tests quantify intelligence. Through a single, numeric result, they assign a value to an inherent quality.
HPC helps predict near-term operability on a probabilistic vehicle-by-vehicle basis Anthony Ingraffea Current approaches to supervision of the structural integrity of Department of Defense (DoD) flight vehicles have successfully avoided catastrophic structural
SYSTAT is an old friend that keeps improving with age. It is statistical software that does a variety of sophisticated testing beyond what the non-statistician would usually need for simple analysis. As such, its use covers a wide area of disciplines and skill levels.
Parallel probabilistic model building genetic algorithms Bill Weaver Everyone needs a one-sentence resume (OSR). Those of you who are routinely visited by Senior Vice Presidents, Directors of Research, or very important clients constantly have your OSR at the ready.
FEMLAB is interactive software for solving a variety of problems in science and engineering using partial differential equations (PDEs). A variety of model libraries are supplied, and it is possible to extend conventional models into other domains to solve problems involving coupled phenomena. Although an in-depth knowledge of mathematics and especially PDEs is not a prerequisite for program use, it would certainly help
UC Irvine supercomputer allows simulations up to 300 years in the future By Charlie Zender Earth's climate, and mankind's influence on it, is continually changing. Scientists around the world study the impact of human influences, such as global warming and pollution, on natural climate cycles such as El Nino, polar-ice movement and chemical cycles
Dramatic reduction in computation time can be achieved with clusters Conrad J. Housand, Christine K. Kovach & Peter Schaefer, Ph.D. >Modeling and simulation (M&S) is a well-established method for predicting the behavior of dynamical systems. Today's simulation software comes packaged as easy-to-use M&S environments. These tools need to support both model developers and model users
Developments in gesture recognition Bill Weaver, Ph.D I took the most important course I have ever taken during my junior year in high school Business Typing. At first it was a very slow go. I had previously pecked around the keys a few times, but I knew if I was headed to college I had
Second in a series on the electronic laboratory notebook market Michael H. Elliott Remember the days when everyone believed that computers were going to create "paperless offices?" The belief was that by implementing systems in areas such as accounting and administration, the need for paper would be eliminated. Despite billions of dollars in investment,
Spoiler Warning! This is actually a sneaky continuation of my last tirade on the mathematical education of biologists. One of my favorite information gathering exercises is to go the Web, type "mathematics + biology" into a search engine, and peruse the results (usually 50 to 200 returns, depending upon the engine).