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Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 1 • Jan.-Feb. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • ICSTC 2008 ad and IEEE Computer Society information ad

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Where in this World Are You?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):3 - 6
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  • A Unique Textbook for Teaching Courses in Bioinformatics [review of Discovering Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics, 2nd ed. (Cummings, B.; 2006)]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):7 - 8
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  • The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Drinking from the Fire Hose

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):9 - 12
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    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey science archive represents a thousand-fold increase in the total amount of data that astronomers have collected to date. The pioneering instrumentation technology that made this possible is matched by groundbreaking tools that let anyone in the world access terabytes of SDSS data online. View full abstract»

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  • The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Archive Server

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 17
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    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey's data archive server (DAS) provides public access to data files produced by the SDSS data reduction pipeline. This article discusses challenges in public distribution of data of this complexity and how the project addressed them. View full abstract»

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  • CasJobs and MyDB: A Batch Query Workbench

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):18 - 29
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    Catalog archive server jobs (CasJobs) is an asynchronous query workbench service that lets users run unrestricted SQL queries against scientific catalog archives. After running queries in batch mode, users can save their results to a personal database called MyDB before downloading them, letting users manage their query workloads, results, and histories without causing network overloads. View full abstract»

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  • The Catalog Archive Server Database Management System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):30 - 37
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    The multiterabyte Sloan Digital Sky Survey's (SDSS's) catalog data is stored in a commercial relational database management system with SQL query access and a built-in query optimizer. The SDSS catalog archive server adds advanced data mining features to the DBMS to provide fast online access to the data. View full abstract»

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  • The sqlLoader Data-Loading Pipeline

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 48
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    Using a database management system (DBMS) is essential to ensure the data integrity and reliability of large, multidimensional data sets. However, loading multiterabyte data into a DBMS is a time-consuming and error-prone task that the authors have tried to automate by developing the sqlLoader pipeline-a distributed workflow system for data loading. View full abstract»

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  • Freestyle Data Fitting and Global Temperatures

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):49 - 59
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    The method described in this paper is about separating signal (trend) from noise in a set of measured bivariate data when there is no mathematical model for that signal. A computer program called spline2 implements the algorithm, which the authors apply to laboratory and real-world example problems. View full abstract»

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  • A Generic Approach to Electronic Structure Calculations in Nanoscopic Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 69
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    The generic programming facilities of C++ allow the creation of efficient yet flexible computational systems. The Diagon framework describes the computation of energies and states for general quantum nanoscopic systems. Specifically, it uses the configuration interaction method to obtain all the many-body correlations of the system. View full abstract»

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  • Sprinting Ain’t Easy

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):70 - 71
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    Contributing editor Paul F. Dubois talks about a programming sprint in which he recently participated. View full abstract»

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  • Spin Dynamics: An Atomistic Simulation Tool for Magnetic Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):72 - 79
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    Spin dynamics methods can provide insight into excitations and dynamic critical behavior of magnetic systems and can now enable the study of such systems with a precision that equals or exceeds that of experiment. View full abstract»

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  • Python and XML for Agile Scientific Computing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):80 - 87
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    To set up a mock data challenge, the authors needed to string together a lot of existing and new code. In the mock LISA data challenges (MLDCs; http:// astrogravs.nasa.gov/docs/mldc), the challengers distribute several simulated LISA data sets to challenge participants; the data include GW signals from sources of undisclosed parameters as well as realistic instrument noise. Participants must analy... View full abstract»

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  • Direct Volume Rendering: A 3D Plotting Technique for Scientific Data

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):88 - 92
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    The use of plotting techniques to comprehend scalar functions is ubiquitous in science and engineering. An effective plot uses features such as first and second derivatives to convey critical and inflection points, which help portray the overall behavior of functions around a region of interest. Direct volume rendering is an effective method for plotting 3D scientific data, but it's not used as fr... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing Graduate Students for Interdisciplinary Careers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):93 - 95
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    Careers in science and engineering entail interactions with professionals from many fields. Interdisciplinary work in graduate school - such as that found at UMBC's Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting - offer a way for students to gain experience with handling the challenges involved in these interactions. View full abstract»

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  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 96
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    Contributing editor Francis Sullivan describes the effects the Web--specifically, sites like Google and Amazon--have had, good and bad, on scientific research. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c3
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CS&E magazine emphasizes articles that help define the field as the interface among the applications (in science and engineering), algorithms (numerical and symbolic), system software, and computer architecture.

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Loyola University