**Today's Topics:**

- Faculty Positions at University of Utah
- Addendum to the Fortran 8x Announcement
- Software for Generalized Eigenproblem
- Alternative to EISPACK
- Augment that runs on UNIX
- The EUROMATH Project
- Kyoto Supercomputer Symposium

Date: Thu 8 Oct 87 08:43:03-MDT

From: Peter Alfeld <MA.ALFELD@SCIENCE.UTAH.EDU>

To: na@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

The University of Utah Math Department has several positions available.

Most of these will be filled in the areas of Applied Mathematics,

particularly Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis. We may be

able to hire a group of people who already work together.

I'll be glad to provide any additional information. Send

inquiries to

Alfeld@SCIENCE.UTAH.EDU

on the arpanet. Here is the official announcement:

University of Utah

Department of Mathematics

invites applications for the following positions:

1. Three full time tenure track appointments are available. Two of these

are to be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank and one is

to be at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. Selection will be based

on research expertise and teaching ability. Applications will be accepted

until January 31, 1988 or until all three positions are filled.

2. One tenure track position of one-third to full time at the rank of

Associate Professor or Professor. Selection as above. Applications will

be accepted until November 30, 1987 or until the position is filled.

3. Two or more nonrenewable three-year instructorships. Persons of any age

receiving Ph.D. degrees in 1987 or 1988 are eligible. Applicant will be

selected on the basis of ability and potential in teaching and research.

Starting salary this academic year is $27,000 and cost of living increases

are contingent on action by the State Legislature. Duties consist of

teaching two courses through the academic year. Applications will be

accepted until February 28. 1988, or until the positions are filled.

4. One or more visiting positions of one year or less. Selection criteria

are teaching ability and potential contribution to our research

environment. Applications will be accepted until February 29, 1987, or

until the positions are filled.

Applications must include curriculum vita, bibliography and three letters

of reference. (Instructorship applications must also include an abstract of

thesis and a list of graduate courses completed or transcripts.

Please send your application to

Committee on Staffing

Department of Mathematics

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

The University of Utah is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 87 12:20:24 CDT

From: Brian Smith <smith@anl-mcs.arpa>

To: NA@score.stanford.edu

Addendum to the Announcement of the Public Review

of the Draft Fortran Standard.

The printing of the draft Fortran standard Fortran 8x by Global

Engineering Documents has been delayed. Therefore, the document

is not available from Global until October 19, 1987. To request the

document from them, refer to it as X3.9 Draft (Fortran), not Fortran 8x,

or draft proposed standard for Fortran.

The date of the availability of the book by Metcalf and Reid, titled

Fortran 8x Explained, was incorrect. It is available from Oxford University

Press in November, 1987 (not 1988 as stated in the previous announcement).

Orders for the book are currently being taken at the following address:

Oxford University Press

200 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10016

(212)-679-7300

--Brian Smith

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Date: 12 October 87 18:22-MST

To: NA.DIS@score.stanford.edu

To: na@score.stanford.edu

From: Hans Mittelmann <aihdm@asuacad.bitnet> <na.mittelmann>

What is the best available code (pref. FORTRAN) to find the smallest

positive eigenvalue of the problem (only the eigenvalue is needed)

(A - lambda*B)x = 0, A and B symmetric but indefinite

where A and B have the sparsity typical for finite element discretiz-

ation of PDE's. A public domain code or a separately available routine

from a package would be preferable.

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 87 11:31:04 EDT

From: William Hager <hager@psuvax1.psu.edu>

To: na@score.stanford.edu

In the October 8, 1987 issue of NA Digest, Cleve Moler and

Eric Grosse reported a problem concerning the calculation

of small eigenvalues using the EISPACK routine TQLRAT.

[Ed. note: More precisely, the difficulties were associate

with underflow, not small eigenvalues, per se.]

Please note that Kahan with Pal and Walker developed a

root free QR algorithm called the PWK method by Parlett

(see Parlett's book, The Symmetric Eigenvalue Problem, pp. 164-169)

which addresses the problem associated with the

calculation of small eigenvalues using TQLRAT. This

algorithm is implemented in the software package NAPACK

which is available from Netlib as well as Psulib. For the 9x9

symmetric matrix mentioned by Cleve and Eric, the relevant routine

is SVALS (mail netlib@research.uucp ... send svals from napack

or mail psulib@psuvax1.psu.edu ... send svals from napack).

Bill Hager (hager@psuvax1.psu.edu)

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 87 09:13:58 cdt

From: Peter Tang <tang@anl-mcs.ARPA>

To: na@score.stanford.edu

Does anybody have a version of the precompiler augment

that runs on UNIX? I would like to run one of my programs

in multiple precision using Brent's MP package.

Any related information will be appreciated.

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Date: 15-OCT-1987 10:33:54

From: John Carroll <75003678%VAX2.NIHED.HEA.IRL@forsythe.stanford.edu>

To: NA@score.stanford.edu

FROM: Dr. John Carroll

School of Mathematical Sciences

NIHE

Dublin 9

Ireland

Tel: +353 1 37 00 77

E-MAIL 75003678@VAX2.NIHED.HEA.IRL

(transmitted via IRLEARN.BITNET to STANFORD.BITNET)

I write in the hope that your readers can assist me in compiling

a state-of-the-art report on the central issues of the Euromath

project (a brief summary of which is attached for your

information) and / or contribute their views on a likely

structure for the eventual Euromath system.

The areas of interest include technical word processing, networks

and communication protocols, electronic mail and

tele-conferencing as well as the crucial issues surrounding the

provision of a (distributed or centralised) database of

mathematical literature. Also relevant is the problem of

"portability" of mathematical text, how it can be transmitted

electronically and viewed in or retrieved from a suitably

constructed database.

Primarily I am interested in learning about what is currently

available in any or all of the above areas or information

(reports, reviews or other forms) about any existing products

similar to the components of the proposed Euromath system. Any

information on products or systems which will soon become

available is also welcome.

It is hoped that one of the consequences of the Euromath project

will be a clear recommendation for a standard approach to

technical word processing and the communication of mathematical

text. If successful, it will provide the basis for other

scientific disciplines to follow suit.

I look forward to hearing from you,

John Carroll

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E U R O M A T H

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THE INTEGRATED DATABASE AND COMMUNICATIONS

SYSTEM FOR EUROPEAN MATHEMATICIANS

The objective of EUROMATH is to improve the research environment

for European mathematicians with the aid of modern information

technology. By establishing an integrated information retrieval

and communication system as well as a technical word processing

standard, it will strive to stimulate the research potential

within mathematics in Europe, increase the availability of

mathematical research and create an environment which will

encourage mathematicians towards increased collaboration through

effective communication.

The first phase of the EUROMATH project will produce guidelines

for the provision of the following inter-related facilities:

Information Retrieval: Access to various directories,

to (reviews of) published literature, to other

databases as well as drafts and notes of individual

mathematicians.

Inter-personal Communication: Provision of suitable

electronic mail and electronic conferencing facilities.

Document Preparation and Delivery: The establishment of

a European standard for mathematical communication

embracing the main activities of entering, editing,

transmitting, receiving and printing mathematical

documents.

Traditionally, mathematicians have relied on computers mainly for

such specific tasks as scientific computation and symbolic

manipulation. A goal of EUROMATH is to expand computer usage by

enabling easy access to modern communication facilities. Its

basic concept is however equally applicable to other scientific

disciplines. The success of EUROMATH could inspire others to see

the benefits of a modern, full-scale solution to the

communication needs of a scientific community.

The CEC project EUROMATH (The Integrated Database and

Communications System for European Mathematicians), is a

collaborative effort linking CWI (Amsterdam), DDC (Copenhagen)

and NIHE (Dublin) in a technical partnership under the management

team of CRC (Dublin) and EMT (European Mathematical Trust).

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 87 20:48:13 pdt

From: Masaaki Shimasaki <simasaki%kudpc.kudpc.kyoto-u.junet%utokyo-relay.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>

To: NA%score.stanford.edu%u-tokyo.junet%utokyo-relay.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET

Conference Announcement

Title: 4th Annual Kyoto University Symposium on

Supercomputing by Vectorcomputers

Date : March 14-15, 1988

Place: Data Processing Center

Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan

Contact: Dr. M. Shimasaki

Associate Professor

Kyoto University

Kyoto, 606 JAPAN

E-Mail Address: simasaki@kudpc.kyoto-u.junet

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