Dotmatics’ data analysis and visualisation solution Vortex is now compatible with credit-card sized computer Raspberry Pi
Bishops Stortford, UK. Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has announced that its premium scientific intelligence tool, Vortex, now runs on Raspberry Pi as well as Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Vortex, an intuitive and versatile solution for data analysis and visualisation, offers an efficient alternative to spreadsheets and provides the plots and functionality required by scientists to explore and understand large sets of complex data.
Raspberry Pi is a $35 credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and keyboard. It is used in electronics projects and for many of the functions usually assigned to a desktop PC such as spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It features a 700MHz ARM processor and can run a Debian Linux derived operating system. Compiling Vortex on this platform took just a few minutes as it involved building upon Oracle’s JDK 7 which was recently released for the Pi.
“This work builds upon support for ARM processors that we previously added to our advanced chemistry software toolkit to support the iPad/iPhone platform,” said Dr Mike Hartshorn, CSO of Dotmatics. “We are very excited at the ease of migrating our tool to a new platform and different ARM architecture found in the Raspberry Pi as it is a validation of our portable coding approach.”
Dotmatics is a leading global scientific informatics software and services provider, delivering solutions tailored to the modern, highly collaborative and mobile scientific environments. The company provides solutions to several vertical markets, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia, food and beverage, oil and gas and agrochemical industries. Dotmatics’ enterprise solutions are flexible, scalable and configurable, providing effective scientific information management across entire organisations, from discovery research to development and early manufacturing. Dotmatics has significant expertise in scientific informatics, including database management for chemistry and biologics, electronic laboratory notebooks, chemical and biological registration, screening data management, SAR analysis, reporting, and visualisation. Dotmatics solutions are available for local or cloud deployment and they are supported on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. A privately owned company, Dotmatics was founded in 2005 and their headquarters is based south of Cambridge in the UK.