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Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 2 • March-April 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c1
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  • Contents

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  • You Say You Want a Revolution

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  • Advancing the Cause of Computation in the Physics Curriculum

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):6 - 7
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    There are numerous approaches to incorporating computational science advances in education. Many physics departments now teach a course in CP, usually in the upper division. Some also teach a lower division scientific computing class. And, of course, computers are often used to help teach physics classes, but value is usually placed on the physics and not the computation. Although there is as yet ... View full abstract»

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  • Books [two books reviewed]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):8 - 11
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  • Cyber-Enabled Simulations in Nanoscale Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):12 - 17
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  • Theory and Simulation of Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Applications

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 27
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    Quantum mechanical electronic structure calculations are playing an ever-expanding role in advancing nanotechnology as well as in advancing our understanding and design of new functional materials. Recent research utilizing quantum mechanical electronic structure calculations is helping to improve upon our understanding of existing nanomaterials-and predict new nanomaterials-for photovoltaic appli... View full abstract»

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  • Atomistic Modeling of Realistically Extended Semiconductor Devices with NEMO and OMEN

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 35
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    Researchers have continually developed the Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO) toolset over the past 15 years to provide insight into nanoscale semiconductor devices that are dominated by quantum mechanical effects. The ability to represent realistically large devices on an atomistic basis has been the key element in matching experimental data and guiding experiments. The resulting insights led to the ... View full abstract»

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  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Strain Engineering and Thermal Transport in Nanostructured Materials

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 42
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    Given the large surface-to-volume ratio of nanoscale and nanostructured materials and devices, their performance is often dominated by processes occurring at free surfaces or interfaces. By connecting a material's atomic structure and thermo-mechanical response, molecular dynamics is helping researchers better understand and quantify these processes. View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of Ion Permeation in Biological Membranes

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):43 - 47
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    As part of nature's solution for regulating biological environments, ion channels are particularly interesting to device engineers seeking to understand how nanoscale molecular systems realize device-like functions, such as biosensing of organic analytes. By attaching molecular adaptors inside genetically engineered ion channels, it's possible to further enhance this biosensor functionality. View full abstract»

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  • HUBzero: A Platform for Dissemination and Collaboration in Computational Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 53
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    The HUBzero cyberinfrastructure lets scientific researchers work together online to develop simulation and modeling tools. Other researchers can then access the resulting tools using an ordinary Web browser and launch simulation runs on the national Grid infrastructure, without having to download or compile any code. View full abstract»

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  • Ch MPI: Interpretive Parallel Computing in C

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 67
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    The message passing interface lets users develop portable message passing programs for parallel computing in C, C++, and Fortran. When combined with an MPI C/C++ library, Ch, an embeddable C/C++ interpreter for executing C/C++ programs interpretively, lets developers rapidly prototype MPI C/C++ programs without having to compile and link. View full abstract»

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  • Why Modern CPUs Are Starving and What Can Be Done about It

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):68 - 71
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    CPUs spend most of their time waiting for data to arrive. Identifying low-level bottlenecks-and how to ameliorate them-can save hours of frustration over poor performance in apparently well-written programs. View full abstract»

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  • Textbooks 101

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):72 - 77
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    An understanding of the overall process—along with tips from two experienced textbook writers—can make the difficult and time-consuming task of textbook writing a little easier. View full abstract»

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  • Nallatech In-Socket FPGA Front-Side Bus Accelerator

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):78 - 83
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    Field-programmable gate arrays, which are more flexible than application-specific integrated circuits, have emerged as a low-power alternative to CPUs. View full abstract»

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  • Invasion Percolation: A Computational Algorithm for Complex Phenomena

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):84 - 93
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    Developing efficient computational algorithms for studying complex phenomena has been a long-standing problem in physics and engineering. One such algorithm, invasion percolation, has found wide applications. View full abstract»

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  • Special Thanks to CiSE's Peer Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):94 - 95
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  • The Shape of Things to Come

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 96
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    It's false to assume that a plethora of unmediated blogs can and should substitute for actual investigation and thought, followed by editing and then reporting. Print publications' great strength is that they're refereed or otherwise evaluated before being released. And, while the role of print in civilization is radically changing, its unique properties and functions guarantee it a healthy future... View full abstract»

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