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Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 6 • Date Nov.-Dec. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • CiSE 2009 Editorial Calendar

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  • Table of contents

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  • Ave Atque Vale

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  • Coming Soon: Research in a Cloud

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):6 - 10
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  • A Googol of Information about Google

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • High-Performance Computing Applications on Novel Architectures

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 15
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    As chip designers struggle to increase the speed of conventional microprocessors, the scientific computing community is turning its attention to alternative architectures that utilize computational accelerators to improve the application performance. This special issue of CiSE examines several examples of computationally demanding applications implemented on novel high-performance computing archit... View full abstract»

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  • Moving Scientific Codes to Multicore Microprocessor CPUs

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):16 - 25
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    The IBM Cell processor represents the first and most extreme of a new generation of multicore CPUs. For scientific codes that can be formulated in terms of vector computing concepts, as far as we know, the Cell is the most rewarding. In this article, we present a method for implementing numerical algorithms for scientific computing so that they run efficiently on the Cell processor and other multi... View full abstract»

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  • Graphical Processing Units for Quantum Chemistry

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 34
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    The paper provide a brief overview of electronic structure theory and details the implementation of quantum chemistry methods on a graphical processing unit. The paper also analyze algorithm performance in terms of floating-point operations and memory bandwidth, and assess the adequacy of single-precision accuracy for quantum chemistry applications. View full abstract»

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  • Computing Models for FPGA-Based Accelerators

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):35 - 45
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    Field-programmable gate arrays are widely considered accelerators for compute-intensive applications. A critical phase of FPGA application development is finding and mapping to the appropriate computing model. These models differ from models generally used in programming. For example, whereas parallel computing models are often based on thread execution and interaction, FPGA computing can exploit ... View full abstract»

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  • QPACE: Quantum Chromodynamics Parallel Computing on the Cell Broadband Engine

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):46 - 54
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    Application-driven computers for lattice gauge theory simulations have often been based on system-on-chip designs, but the development costs can be prohibitive for academic project budgets. An alternative approach uses compute nodes based on a commercial processor tightly coupled to a custom-designed network processor. Preliminary analysis shows that this solution offers good performance, but it a... View full abstract»

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  • Configuration Management for Large-Scale Scientific Computing at the UK Met Office

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 64
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    The UK Met Office's flexible configuration management (FCM) system uses existing open source tools, adapted for use with high-performance scientific Fortran code, to help manage evolving code in its large-scale climate simulation and weather forecasting models. FCM has simplified the development process, improved team coordination, and reduced release cycles. View full abstract»

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  • Lessons Learned from the SDSS Catalog Archive Server

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):65 - 71
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    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is one of the first very large archives in astronomy and other sciences. Experiences gained over the past decade of SDSS Catalog Archive Server development in software, hardware, and operational issues could provide useful advice for future archive projects. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, or SDSS, is a multi-institution, internationally funded project to map about half ... View full abstract»

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  • Sage: A New Mathematics Software System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):72 - 75
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    Sage is a free, open source mathematical software system written in Python with impressive capabilities. Python has the advantage that it's a modern, object-oriented language. SAGE Project introduced the software for algebra and geometry software system to considerable fanfare in the scientific computation field. As the name suggests, Sage is aimed at the mathematics user who wants to approach a m... View full abstract»

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  • What I Did on My Summer Vacation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):76 - 81
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    This article discusses the continuing importance of requirements, managing Web content, free public Wi-Fi and a personal transition to Internet telephony. View full abstract»

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  • Transfer-Function Specification for Rendering Disparate Volumes

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):82 - 89
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    Being able to create insightful visualizations from both simulated and measured data is important for the visualization community. For scalar volumes, direct volume rendering has proved a useful tool for data exploration. Using a transfer function, we can map scalar values to colors and opacities to identify and enhance important features. Although researchers have developed some automatic techniq... View full abstract»

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  • Sheets: Entropy Dissipation, Multiscale Dynamics, Dispersion, and Intercalation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):90 - 98
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    In this article, a coarse-grained computer simulation for dispersing a layer of platelets in a solvent matrix after a brief introduction of a sheet's unique characteristics is described. Although our model offers a stripped-down description of a sheet and a nanocomposite, the concepts used here can be extended to other systems. View full abstract»

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  • Drawing Chemical Equipment with Adobe Illustrator, Part 1: Basic Drawing and Selection Tools

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):100 - 102
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    Adobe Illustrator CS3 provides sufficient tools to let authors of chemistry textbooks and laboratory manuals create complex drawings and publish their own original materials. This paper focuses on tools necessary for creating basic shapes: selection tools, drawings tools and text tools. View full abstract»

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  • Software Makes Hardware

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Aims & Scope

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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Editor-in-Chief
George K. Thiruvathukal
Loyola University