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IEEE Computational Science and Engineering

Issue 2 • Date Summer 1996

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  • What should computer scientists teach to physical scientists and engineers? 1.

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):46 - 65
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    To help clarify the issues involved in deciding what computing skills to teach to physical scientists and engineers, the article presents a thought experiment. Imagine that every new graduate student in science and engineering at your institution, or every new employee in your company's R&D division, has to take an intensive one week computing course. What would you want that course to cover? Shou... View full abstract»

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  • Response to Wilson: Computer Scientists Should Not Teach Computational Science

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Response to Wilson: Teach Programming Principles Not "Tools and Tips"

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  • Mathematica as a Tool [Book News & Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Introduction to the Numerical Solution of Markov Chains [Book News & Reviews]

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  • Mathematica for Scientists and Engineers [Book News & Reviews]

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  • A heap of data

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):11 - 14
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    Previously, we described a fast method for selecting from a list at random, biased by predetermined rates or probabilities (see ibid., vol.2, p.13, 1996). However, sometimes "probabilistically next" is not good enough. What if we have some criterion or priority for selecting from the list? For this type of problem we can introduce the heap, a data structure that allows us to keep track of the maxi... View full abstract»

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  • Is parallelism for you?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18 - 37
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    This article offers practical, basic rules of thumb that can help you predict if parallelism might be worthwhile, given your application and the effort you want to invest. The techniques presented for estimating likely performance gains are drawn from the experiences of hundreds of computational scientists and engineers at national labs, universities, and research facilities. The information is mo... View full abstract»

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  • As Eniac turns 50: perspectives on computer science support for science and engineering

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):16 - 17
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    1996 marks the 50th anniversary of Eniac. Eniac's creation gave birth to an era of remarkable technical progress. Eniac's line of descendants include most computers in use today: laptops, PCs, workstations, as well as supercomputers. As the next century is about to begin, the paper reflects on where the age of computing has brought us so far and where we might find ourselves in the future. It focu... View full abstract»

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  • Hardware for high-performance computing: abstract progress, painful consolidation

    Publication Year: 1996
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    The history of high performance computing can be displayed in several distinct shapes, each defined by the choice of light used for illumination. Two steady, smooth curves appear if high performance computing is viewed in the abstracted light of technological progress. Both curves trace changes over time roughly, the two decades since Seymour Cray introduced the technology (as well as the name and... View full abstract»

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  • The scientist's infosphere

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):43 - 44
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    The importance of national defense in the US required the development of tailor made computing and communication systems. The military coined the term infosphere to refer to the collection of remote instruments, appliances, computing tools, and people made accessible by these systems from a person's working environment, such as the cockpit of a plane or the bridge of a ship. Because military perso... View full abstract»

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  • Fast algorithms for removing atmospheric effects from satellite images

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):66 - 77
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    The varied features of the earth's surface each reflect sunlight and other wavelengths of solar radiation in a highly specific way. This principle provides the foundation for the science of satellite based remote sensing. A vexing problem confronting remote sensing researchers, however, is that the reflected radiation observed from remote locations is significantly contaminated by atmospheric part... View full abstract»

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  • The microprocessor for scientific computing in the year 2000

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):42 - 43
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    The future of scientific computing, like the future of all computing, demands higher and higher performance from the computing system. In the author's view, that means exploiting concurrency at all levels of granularity, including the microprocessor. For scientific computing there is much good news. For example, the regularity of scientific computations (although Amdahl's law makes it not as good ... View full abstract»

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  • Future linear-algebra libraries

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):38 - 40
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    The ultimate development of fully mature, parallel scalable libraries will necessarily depend on breakthroughs in many supporting technologies. Scalable library development cannot wait, however, until all the enabling technologies are in place for two reasons: the need for such libraries for existing and near-term parallel architectures is immediate; and progress in all the supporting technologies... View full abstract»

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  • How to cooperate across the ocean

    Publication Year: 1996
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    The issue discussed is how researchers in Japan can contribute and cooperate to promote the important field of computational science and engineering. Unfortunately, the term computational science and engineering is not yet popular in Japan; it is often equated with numerical analysis. Many people who could be active in this field just aren't aware of it. The author makes two proposals; an internat... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid design of neural networks for time series prediction

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):78 - 89
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    The article explores the possibility of rapidly designing an appropriate neural net (NN) for time series prediction based on information obtained from stochastic modeling. Such an analysis could provide some initial knowledge regarding the choice of an NN architecture and parameters, as well as regarding an appropriate data sampling rate. Stochastic analysis provides a complementary approach to pr... View full abstract»

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  • Network programming and CSE

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):40 - 41
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    A remarkable feature of scientific computing has been its relatively strong reuse of software, and therefore its concern with portability. Some things could still be improved, such as language support for the IEEE floating point. This common environment has made possible the extensive catalogs of reusable components in Netlib, Numerical Recipes, NAG, IMSL, and so on. Achieving a similar portabilit... View full abstract»

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This Periodical ceased publication in 1998. The current retitled publication is IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering.

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