Hardware and infrastructure

Hardware comprises the physical parts of a computer that can be touched, and infrastructure comprises the physical hardware used to connect computers to other computers and users.

Latest Research and Reviews

  • Research
    | Open Access

    Efficient, large-scale genomic analysis is facilitated on the cloud by a computational tool with error-diagnosing and self-healing capabilities.

    • Sergei Yakneen
    • , Sebastian M. Waszak
    • , Sergei Yakneen
    • , Brice Aminou
    • , Javier Bartolome
    • , Keith A. Boroevich
    • , Rich Boyce
    • , Angela N. Brooks
    • , Alex Buchanan
    • , Ivo Buchhalter
    • , Adam P. Butler
    • , Niall J. Byrne
    • , Andy Cafferkey
    • , Peter J. Campbell
    • , Zhaohong Chen
    • , Sunghoon Cho
    • , Wan Choi
    • , Peter Clapham
    • , Brandi N. Davis-Dusenbery
    • , Francisco M. De La Vega
    • , Jonas Demeulemeester
    • , Michelle T. Dow
    • , Lewis Jonathan Dursi
    • , Juergen Eils
    • , Roland Eils
    • , Kyle Ellrott
    • , Claudiu Farcas
    • , Francesco Favero
    • , Nodirjon Fayzullaev
    • , Vincent Ferretti
    • , Paul Flicek
    • , Nuno A. Fonseca
    • , Josep Ll. Gelpi
    • , Gad Getz
    • , Bob Gibson
    • , Robert L. Grossman
    • , Olivier Harismendy
    • , Allison P. Heath
    • , Michael C. Heinold
    • , Julian M. Hess
    • , Oliver Hofmann
    • , Jongwhi H. Hong
    • , Thomas J. Hudson
    • , Barbara Hutter
    • , Carolyn M. Hutter
    • , Daniel Hübschmann
    • , Seiya Imoto
    • , Sinisa Ivkovic
    • , Seung-Hyup Jeon
    • , Wei Jiao
    • , Jongsun Jung
    • , Rolf Kabbe
    • , Andre Kahles
    • , Jules N. A. Kerssemakers
    • , Hyung-Lae Kim
    • , Hyunghwan Kim
    • , Jihoon Kim
    • , Youngwook Kim
    • , Kortine Kleinheinz
    • , Michael Koscher
    • , Antonios Koures
    • , Milena Kovacevic
    • , Chris Lawerenz
    • , Ignaty Leshchiner
    • , Jia Liu
    • , Dimitri Livitz
    • , George L. Mihaiescu
    • , Sanja Mijalkovic
    • , Ana Mijalkovic Lazic
    • , Satoru Miyano
    • , Naoki Miyoshi
    • , Hardeep K. Nahal-Bose
    • , Hidewaki Nakagawa
    • , Mia Nastic
    • , Steven J. Newhouse
    • , Jonathan Nicholson
    • , Brian D. O’Connor
    • , David Ocana
    • , Kazuhiro Ohi
    • , Lucila Ohno-Machado
    • , Larsson Omberg
    • , B. F Francis Ouellette
    • , Nagarajan Paramasivam
    • , Marc D. Perry
    • , Todd D. Pihl
    • , Manuel Prinz
    • , Montserrat Puiggròs
    • , Petar Radovic
    • , Keiran M. Raine
    • , Esther Rheinbay
    • , Mara Rosenberg
    • , Romina Royo
    • , Gunnar Rätsch
    • , Gordon Saksena
    • , Matthias Schlesner
    • , Solomon I. Shorser
    • , Charles Short
    • , Heidi J. Sofia
    • , Jonathan Spring
    • , Lincoln D. Stein
    • , Adam J. Struck
    • , Grace Tiao
    • , Nebojsa Tijanic
    • , David Torrents
    • , Peter Van Loo
    • , Miguel Vazquez
    • , David Vicente
    • , Jeremiah A. Wala
    • , Zhining Wang
    • , Sebastian M. Waszak
    • , Joachim Weischenfeldt
    • , Johannes Werner
    • , Ashley Williams
    • , Youngchoon Woo
    • , Adam J. Wright
    • , Qian Xiang
    • , Liming Yang
    • , Denis Yuen
    • , Christina K. Yung
    • , Junjun Zhang
    • , Jan O. Korbel
    • , Michael Gertz
    •  & Jan O. Korbel
    Nature Biotechnology 38, 288-292
  • Research
    | Open Access

    • Volkan Sevim
    • , Juna Lee
    • , Robert Egan
    • , Alicia Clum
    • , Hope Hundley
    • , Janey Lee
    • , R. Craig Everroad
    • , Angela M. Detweiler
    • , Brad M. Bebout
    • , Jennifer Pett-Ridge
    • , Markus Göker
    • , Alison E. Murray
    • , Stephen R. Lindemann
    • , Hans-Peter Klenk
    • , Ronan O’Malley
    • , Matthew Zane
    • , Jan-Fang Cheng
    • , Alex Copeland
    • , Christopher Daum
    • , Esther Singer
    •  & Tanja Woyke
  • Research
    | Open Access

    Analysis of bioluminescence images of bacterial distributions in living animals is mostly manual and semiquantitative. Here, the authors present an analysis platform featuring an animal mold, a probabilistic organ atlas, and a mirror gantry to perform automatic in vivo bioluminescence quantification.

    • Alexander D. Klose
    •  & Neal Paragas
  • Research |

    This paper investigates the stress levels and behavior of wild animals when approached by remote-operated vehicles versus humans for data collection in field research

    • Yvon Le Maho
    • , Jason D Whittington
    • , Nicolas Hanuise
    • , Louise Pereira
    • , Matthieu Boureau
    • , Mathieu Brucker
    • , Nicolas Chatelain
    • , Julien Courtecuisse
    • , Francis Crenner
    • , Benjamin Friess
    • , Edith Grosbellet
    • , Laëtitia Kernaléguen
    • , Frédérique Olivier
    • , Claire Saraux
    • , Nathanaël Vetter
    • , Vincent A Viblanc
    • , Bernard Thierry
    • , Pascale Tremblay
    • , René Groscolas
    •  & Céline Le Bohec
    Nature Methods 11, 1242-1244

News and Comment

  • News and Views |

    An experimental infrastructure consisting of environmentally controlled and spatially linked habitat patches permits studies on terrestrial animal dispersal at an unprecedented scale for an experiment with such strict control.

    • Nick M Haddad
    Nature Methods 9, 794-795
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Could short, non-traditional sabbaticals help scientists better organize their research groups and make improvements to their laboratory's IT infrastructure? Bruce Gibb ponders this question.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
    Nature Chemistry 3, 495-496
  • News and Views |

    A study of failures in interconnected networks highlights the vulnerability of tightly coupled infrastructures and shows the need to consider mutually dependent network properties in designing resilient systems.

    • Alessandro Vespignani
    Nature 464, 984-985