Thursday, June 11, 2009

Better lasers on their way . . .

As Napoleon Dynamite as it might sound, we're en route to a world with better lasers thanks to MATLAB and grid comptuting . . . . (my article in the current International Science Grid this Week)

Do more with MATLAB

Researchers from disciplines as far apart as lasers and finance have a new computing tool at their fingertips: MATLAB can now run on Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) computing power.

The software is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables users to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran. Widely regarded as a powerful piece of simulation software, for use in everything from optimizing rocket launch control settings to vector analysis, it is now fully compatible with any grid computing system using gLite middleware.

Read the full article here.

(Photo note: Using MATLAB on EGEE middleware, researchers can make a better laser - such as this solid state Cornellium Cn3+ laser created by a sapphire crystal. Image courtesy MATLAB Central)

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