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Issue 2 • March-April 2009

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • CiSE Editorial Calendar

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • We'll Take Care of All Your Problems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • Special Thanks to CiSE's Peer Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 5
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  • CiSE Masthead

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 6
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  • First International Workshop on Software Engineering for Computational Science & Engineering

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):7 - 11
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  • Total Tomography [review of Advances in Discrete Tomography and Its Applications (Herman, G.T. and Kuba, A., Eds.; 2007)]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • IEEE CS Press [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 14
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  • Advances in Computational Astrophysics

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):15 - 17
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  • Treating Unresolvable Flame Physics in Simulations of Thermonuclear Supernovae

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Thermonuclear supernovae are powered by the explosive nuclear fusion of stellar-processed elements (generally carbon and oxygen) to radioactive nickel, which is ejected along with other burning products to form an expanding remnant and whose radioactive decay powers the observed transient's extraordinary brightness. The most remarkable class of these events is the supernovae of Type Ia (SN Ia), wh... View full abstract»

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  • A New Low Mach Number Approach in Astrophysics

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 33
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    Astrophysical flows typically span a broad range of length and time scales. Specialized numerical algorithms can exploit the relationships between these scales and significantly improve the efficiency of numerical simulations without loss of accuracy. The authors describe the process by which an understanding of the important processes in Type Ia supernovae is guiding the development of new algori... View full abstract»

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  • Stellar Core Collapse: A Case Study in the Design of Numerical Algorithms for Scalable Radiation Hydrodynamics

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 44
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    The fields of radiation and hydrodynamics are time-honored disciplines in physics. However, it is only since the nuclear age that the importance of radiation hydrodynamics - a single field studying the interplay of radiation and material hydrodynamics together - has come into prominence. Similarly, it is only since the computer age that physically interesting problems in this field have become tra... View full abstract»

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  • The Beowulf Analysis Symbolic INterface: Interactive Parallel Data Analysis for Everyone

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):45 - 51
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    The advent of affordable parallel computers such as Beowulf PC clusters and, more recently, multicore PCs has been highly beneficial for a large number of scientists and smaller institutions that might not otherwise have access to substantial computing facilities. However, there hasn't been an analogous progress in the development and dissemination of parallel software-scientists need the expertis... View full abstract»

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  • Using Graphics Processors for High-Performance Computation and Visualization of Plasma Turbulence

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 59
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    Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of turbulence is computationally intensive and typically relies on some form of parallel processing. The authors present techniques to map DNS computations to modern graphics processing units (GPUs), which are characterized by very high memory bandwidth and hundreds of SPMD (single-program-multiple-data) processors. View full abstract»

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  • Drawing Chemical Equipment with Adobe Illustrator, Part 3: Gradients, Retouching, and More Objects

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 61
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    Adobe Illustrator CS3 provides sufficient tools that let chemistry textbook and laboratory manual authors create complex drawings and publish their own original material. In this final tutorial, the author describes how to fine tune an illustration. View full abstract»

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  • Putting a Slug to Work

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 68
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    Although novel architectures such as cell processors, graphics processors, and FPGAs are growing in popularity, conventional microprocessor designs pack a punch in a small footprint and are widely supported by commodity operating system and development tools. In this installment of Scientific Programming, we're going to talk about our initial foray into embedded Linux running on the slug, which is... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership application

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):69 - 71
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  • Computing with Curvelets: From Image Processing to Turbulent Flows

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):72 - 80
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    The curvelet transform allows an almost optimal nonadaptive sparse representation for curve-like features and edges. The authors describe some recent applications involving image processing, seismic data exploration, turbulent flows, and compressed sensing. View full abstract»

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  • Computing Now [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 81
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  • Visualization Corner 
  • Marching Cubes without Skinny Triangles

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):82 - 87
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    Most computational codes that use irregular grids depend on the single worst triangle's quality: skinny triangles can lead to bad performance and numerical instabilities. Marching cubes (MC) is the standard isosurface grid generation algorithm, and, whereas most triangles it generates are good, it almost always generates some bad triangles. Here, we show how simple changes to MC can lead to a dras... View full abstract»

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  • "Compute? No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Die!"

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 88
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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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George K. Thiruvathukal
Loyola University