Computational Science, Mathematics, and Software: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computational Science in Celebration of the 65th Birthday of John R. Rice, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 22-26 May, 1999, Volume 1

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Ronald F. Boisvert, Elias N. Houstis
Purdue University Press, 2002 - Computers - 386 pages
The foundation of computational science is computational mathematics, and the general-purpose tools used to do computational mathematics are known as mathematical software. Computational Science, Mathematics, and Software provides an overview of the latest research in these areas. It contains 19 contributions from 30 leading researchers who participated in the International Symposium for Computational Science held at Purdue University in May 1999. They gathered to celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor John R. Rice of Purdue University, one of the true pioneers in this area. Among the topics discussed are delivery mechanisms for numerical algorithms, intelligent systems for recommending scientific software, the architecture of scientific problem-solving environments, algorithms and software for mathematical models based on partial differential equations, and techniques for exploiting vector computers, parallel computers, and the emerging information power grid. A retrospective of the first 50 years of mathematical software development is also included.

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Contents

Numerical Algorithm Delivery Mechanisms
27
Design of PDE BlackBox Solvers
43
Taming Complexity in High Performance Computing
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Ronald F. Boisvert leads the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). E.N. Houstis is a full Professor of Computer Science Department of Purdue University and Computer Engineering and Informatics department at University of Patras-Greece. He has been Director of the Computational Science & Engineering Program of Purdue University since 1994.

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