Building supercomputers to solve dynamic problems Scott Studham Seymour Cray had a "Let's go to the moon" attitude when it came to building high-performance computers. His drive was to create architectures designed to solve the most challenging problems.
The newest version of this versatile mathematics package for symbolic and numeric calculation features the usual technical sophistication combined with ever-more features and a learning curve that will leave the novice user breathless. The older features remain for the experienced user, but the developers have succeeded in applying so many user-friendly applications as to do the near impossible,
Evolutionary programming for analysis and control Bill Weaver, Ph.D. After receiving his first patent in 1868 at the age of 21 for an electric voting machine (hanging chads, anyone?), Thomas Alva Edison continued his prolific career as an inventor, ultimately securing 1,093 U.S.
Self-healing systems have the answer Alan Ganek The growing size and complexity of information technology makes troubleshooting a computer problem like finding a needle in a haystack.
Development and setup timesavings allow more time to make product improvements Brent Boecking Design and implementation of test and measurement systems has fixed and hidden time costs. Fixed costs are the price of your software package and measurement hardware.
Biological algorithms for data analysis Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Happy New Year and welcome to this column sporting the new title "Data Acquisition and Analysis." Well, it's not exactly a brand-new title. The old title simply sprouted a tail of "and Analysis.
IMSL Auto_ARIMA algorithm removes manual processing and expert analysis requirements Sean FitzGerald Finance, telecommunications, and manufacturing are just a few industries that are constantly looking for ways to build faster and more effective forecasting applications.
ProteinShop gives researchers pinpoint control Horst D. Simon The Human Genome Project and other biological research efforts are creating an avalanche of new data about the chemical makeup and genetic codes of living organisms.
Some considerations before deciding to switch ports Thomas Lutz RS232 serial ports have been around since the very first PCs as a way for software to communicate with external devices.
Image informatics — the next step in imaging Dean Sequera Image informatics is the process of mining information and refining knowledge derived from images.
By way of introduction, I have been doing software reviews for Scientific Computing for many years and was recently invited to write a regular column in 2004. Jumping at the chance to extol the virtues (and condemn the short comings) of our modern statistical and mathematical software, the ideas for subject matter fairly gush from my keyboard.
Do consumer-grade cameras have a place in the life science market? Brian L. Kuyatt, M.S., and Philip Merlo, M.S.B. As much fun as taking pictures may be, it is the professional presentation and analysis of scientific images that is important to scientists.
Bringing SampleManager to the enterprise Colin Thurston Global life science organizations are under increasing pressure to harmonize their business processes and are searching for ways to standardize on mission-critical computing solutions
There are many types of systems that attempt to address the growing need to manage unstructured electronic records Michael H. Elliott Drowning in a sea of data? Nervous about 21 CFR Part 11? Worried about longer and longer product development times? Having a difficult time just finding the information you need to make decisions? Worried about the protection of your intellectual property?