Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Future Of Scientific Computing

Nature has a great special on the future of scientific computing:
In the last two decades advances in computing technology, from processing speed to network capacity and the internet, have revolutionized the way scientists work. From sequencing genomes to monitoring the Earth's climate, many recent scientific advances would not have been possible without a parallel increase in computing power - and with revolutionary technologies such as the quantum computer edging towards reality, what will the relationship between computing and science bring us over the next 15 years?
The issue has been sponsored by Microsoft and hence all articles are online for free. This sponsorship has been part of Microsofts "Towards 2020 Science" initiative, which also resulted in an interesting report 2020 Science; again with a focus on computing and science.