**Today's Topics:**

- Re: Paranoia Results
- Re: SIAM Membership List
- Re: Numerical Software Tools in C
- Positions at Illinois Supercomputing Center
- Report on a Conference in Nigeria
- Workshop on Large-Scale Optimization
- Parallel Research Position in Sweden
- A New Numerical Linear Algebra Book
- Motorola Manual Published by Prentice Hall
- International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems
- SIAM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis

>From: Tom Stockfisch <sdcc6!ix426@sdcsvax.ucsd.edu>

Date: 3 Feb 88 04:48:57 GMT

Organization: University of California, San Diego

In NA Digest, Vol. 88, Issue 4, Hugh LaMaster writes:

>Does anyone have a machine readable copy of the results of

>of various machines on the paranoia benchmark that they

>could email me?

If the results have been contributed to the public domain, could someone

post them to this newsgroup? I would guess that most subscribers would

be very interested in the results. (If not, would you email me a copy, too?)

-- Tom Stockfisch, UCSD Chemistry tps@chem.ucsd.edu

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>From: Gene Golub <golub@mimsy.umd.edu>

Date: Thu, 4 Feb 88 12:17:59 EST

Thanks to SIAM and the efforts of Eric Grosse, the SIAM membership list sits

in netlib. This means that you are able to get the address of any

individual who belongs to SIAM by sending a msg to netlib. The msg should

read "Whois <string>?" Of course, the use of this information should be for

personal use and NOT for making extensive distribution lists. Try your own

name (if you are a member of SIAM --- and if you aren't, you might consider

joining). -- Gene

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>From: Art Werschulz <agw@convent.columbia.edu>

Date: Thu, 4 Feb 88 09:25:58 EST

Awhile back, somebody (whether on this mailing list or on the USEnet

news group sci.math.num-analysis, I don't remember which) asked for

a book on C for numerical analysts (rather than systems hacker types).

The following book fits the description:

"Numerical Software Tools in C" by James Kempf, Prentice-Hall 1987

ISBN 0-13-627274-6

Enjoy.

Art Werschulz

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>From: Ahmed Sameh <sameh%uicsrds12.csrd.uiuc.edu@uxc.cso.uiuc.edu>

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 88 20:17:20 PST

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Center for Supercomputing Research and Development

The Center for Supercomputing Research and Development has two VISITING

positions beginning this Fall semester, August 1988. Applicants should be

interested in Parallel Computations and have a demonstrated research ability

in one of the following areas: (i) numerical methods in computational fluid

dynamics, (ii) sparse matrix computations, and (iii) large scale applications

in signal and/or image processing. Interested candidates are invited to send

resumes to:

Ahmed Sameh

University of Illinois

CSRD, 305 Talbot Lab.

104 South Wright st.

Urbana, Illinois 61801.

e-mail: na.sameh@score.stanford.edu

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>From: Rolf Jeltsch <JELTSCH%DACTH51.BITNET@forsythe.stanford.edu>

Date: Sat, 06 Feb 88 11:04:06 CET

Conference in Computational Mathematics, Benin City, Nigeria,

Jan 25 - 29 1988, organized by Simeon Ola Fatunla of the

University of Benin.

I hesitated quite a lot before accepting the invitation to this

conference. Many more or less bad stories about Nigeria

had been brought to my attention. Today I just wanted to tell

everybody the extremely good experience we had. From outside

of Africa the following people attended the conference:

G. Corliss, Guo Ben-Yu, G. Hall, P. Kaps, J. D. Lambert,

R. Mattheij, J.D. Pryce, J.N. Sanz-Serna, A. Shidfar

and myself. The Nigerian people took extremely good

care of us, were very helpfull and made our stay a very

pleasant one. The moment we passed the passport control

at Lagos International Airport, we were met by a university

official who helped us to make the connections to the

continuation flight to Benin City, or we could have been driven

directly to Benin City. In Benin City again S. Fatunla and his staff

cared for us the whole time until we were finally seen off at

Lagos International Airport.

Professional problems which our collegues in Nigeria have to

face are huge -- like no journals since 1981, power breakdowns

approximately once a day (the computer centre has a whole

room of batteries to keep the current steady), poor communications

and so on. One can not help but admire the way our collegues

fight against all these circumstances.

This message is just to ask everybody to help our collegues in

Nigeria whenever possible. Prof. J.O. C. Ezeilo of the University

of Nsukka, Nigeria, (President of the Nigerian Mathematical Society)

is building up a Mathematics Center funded by the federal

Governement. He is looking for possible cooperation with

the mathematicians from outside Nigeria.

If anybody wants to get futher information please let me know or

contact one of the above mentioned participants.

Rolf Jeltsch

Addresses:

Simeon Ola Fatunla Professor J. O. C. Ezeilo

(Director) Department of Mathematics

Institute of Computer Science University of Nigeria

University of Benin Nsukka

Private Mail Bag 1154 Nigeria

Benin City

Nigeria

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>From: Andrew Phillips <aphillip@umn-cs.cs.umn.edu>

Date: Sat, 6 Feb 88 19:46:47 CST

Supercomputers and Large-Scale Optimization:

Algorithms, Software, and Applications

Announcement of a Workshop

University of Minnesota

May 16-18, 1988

Sponsored by Control Data Corporation, the Computer Science

Department, and the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute.

List of Invited Speakers (as of 2/4/88):

G. B. Dantzig: "Supercomputers for Planning Under Uncertainty"

J. J. Dongarra: "Designing Algorithms for Dense Linear Algebra

Problems on High Performance Computers"

I. S. Duff: "The Solution of Large-Scale Least Squares

Problems on Supercomputers"

J. A. George: "Gaussian Elimination with Partial Pivoting on

Shared-Memory Multiprocessors"

M. D. Grigoriadis: "Fast Computation of Large-Scale Network

Flow Problems with Applications"

O. L. Mangasarian: "Serial and Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Linear

Programs"

R. R. Meyer: "Parallel Computing for Large-Scale Network

Optimization"

M. W. Padberg: "Solving Large-Scale Combinatorial Optimization

Problems by Branch-and-Cut"

J. B. Rosen: "Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Structured

Programming Problems"

D. F. Shanno: "Interior Point Methods for Large-Scale Linear

Programming"

D. C. Sorensen: "Programming Methodology and Performance

Issues for Advanced Computer Architectures"

S. A. Zenios: "Nonlinear Network Optimization on a Massively

Parallel Connection Machine"

This workshop will provide a forum for the most recent developments

in the use of supercomputers, parallel algorithms and related sparse matrix

software for the solution of large-scale optimization problems. In addition

to the invited speakers, panel discussions will encourage broad participation

by the workshop attendees. Proceedings of this workshop will be published.

For more information about this workshop, write J. B. Rosen or

Eugene Shragowitz, Computer Science Department, University of Minnesota,

136 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, or call

612-625-2325.

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>From: Axel Ruhe <ruhe%chalmers.sunet%chalmers.se@RELAY.CS.NET>

Date: 8 Feb 88 15:52 +0100

Parallel Research Position in Sweden

The Natural Science Research Council in Sweden (NFR) has

created a special research position titled:

Parallel computational algorithms

The Council is eager to get competent applicants from abroad

and offers rather attractive conditions:

1. Free localization to any Swedish university the successful

applicant may choose.

2. Full time research on freely chosen area first six years.

3. Continuation as faculty position after six years.

I just got informed that the position is available. A formal

announcement will appear soon. Please tell me and I will send it,

as well as give you further information.

Axel Ruhe

Department of Computer Science

Chalmers University of Technology

S-41296 Goteborg

Telephone int-46-31721096 (office)

int-46-31483168 (home)

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>From: Bill Hager <hager@euler.psu.edu>

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 88 14:46:56 EST

A new numerical linear algebra book is now available:

Applied Numerical Linear Algebra

(ISBN 0-13-041294-5)

by

William W. Hager

Publisher: Prentice-Hall

Chapter titles: 1. Introduction, 2. Elimination, 3. Conditioning,

4. Nonlinear systems, 5. Least squares, 6. Eigenproblems,

7. Iterative methods, 8. Numerical Software

Ordering Information:

In U.S.: 201-767-5937 (for individual) 800-223-1360 (for book store)

Prentice-Hall, College Operations, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

In Canada: write to Carl Henderson, Prentice-Hall Canada,

1870 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1P 2J7

International: contact local Simon & Schuster representative or write to

Simon & Schuster International Customer Service Group,

200 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ 07675, USA

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>From: David Hough <dgh@Sun.COM>

Date: Thu, 4 Feb 88 15:12:33 PST

I just received a copy of this manual, copyright by Motorola but

published by Prentice Hall, so that, like the MC68020 manual,

it may actually be obtainable in technical bookstores rather

than by begging a Motorola sales office. At last there will

be an answer for people that I've told to read a 68881 manual

without telling them how to obtain it.

The MC68881 is the best hardware implementation of IEEE arithmetic

from the standpoint of completeness and correctness, except for

some minor complaints:

transcendental functions are not monotonic in extended precision,

log2(x) and 2**x aren't exact in some places they could be,

there are no fmove-out instructions that round the source

f register to the stored value

not all the information that a user trap handler could exploit

is available in user mode

Transcendental functions are guided by the spirit rather than the

specification of the IEEE standard, anyway, and most other hardware

implementations don't come close.

CISC enthusiasts should compare the 68881/2 instruction set to

anything similar they may have been using to see the difference a

clean orthogonal instruction set can make.

RISC enthusiasts don't care about on-board transcendentals because,

by their own admission, they are smart enough to code them faster

using a smaller instruction set. They would be well advised,

in general, not to be too pleased with their results

until they are reasonably close to the 68881's in accuracy.

I don't know whether or not to be surprised, but the page layout

produced by Prentice Hall is not as aesthetically pleasing as that

of the 68881 manual published by Motorola.

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>From: Rolf Jeltsch <IGPM%DACTH51.BITNET@forsythe.stanford.edu>

Date: Thu, 04 Feb 88 13:49:15 CET

Hyperbolic Problems, Theory, Numerical Methods and Applications -

Second International Conference, RWTH Aachen, March, 14-18, 1988

Objective

The first international conference on Hyperbolic Problems was

held in St. Etienne, in 1986. The proceedings were published in

the series: Lecture Notes in Mathematics (Springer, Heidelberg

1987). Systems of nonlinear hyperbolic problems play an important

role in science and technology, e.g. aerodynamics, multiphasic

flows with cavitation, nonlinear waves in solids, flow in porous

media, plasma physics, astrophysics, combustion problems, non-

equilibrium flows, extraction, biology. Significant advances

made in the last few years will be presented in 20 plenary

sessions and in 97 contributions.

The main topics are:

1. Theory of nonlinear hyperbolic systems

2. Numerical methods for solving these systems

3. Applications.

Scientific Committee

Y. Zhu, Academia Sinica, Beijing

Z. Wesolowski, Polish Academy of Sciences

C. Weiland, MBB, Munich

P. Raviart, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau

Y. Shokin, USSR Academy of Sciences

M. Pandolfi, Politecnico di Torino

S. Osher, UCLA

O. Oleinik, Moscow University

T. Liu, Univ. of Maryland

B. van Leer, University of Michigan

Ch. Klingenberg, University of Heidelberg

R. Jeltsch, RWTH Aachen

A. Jeffrey, Univ. Newcastle upon Tyne

J.D. Hoffman, Purdue University

B. Gustafsson, University of Uppsala

A. Donato, University of Messina

C. Dafermos, Brown University

C. Carasso, University of St. Etienne

J. Ballmann, RWTH Aachen

Invited Lectures

A. M. Blokhin * S. Charkravarty * J. Engelbrecht * J. Glimm *

V. P. Maslov * K. W. Morton * O. Oleinik * S. Osher *

M. Pandolfi * B. L. Rozhdestvensky * Y. Shokin

Organization

Josef Ballmann, RWTH Aachen

Rolf Jeltsch, RWTH Aachen

Registration fee for participants: 150,-- DM

Reduced rate for registration

before Febrary 15, 1988: 120,-- DM

Additional fee for accompanying persons: 80,-- DM

The payment must be made in German marks. Please refer to Confer-

ence on Hyperbolic Problems and state your name on all money trans-

fer. Payment may be remitted as follows:

- by Bank transfer to Prof. Ballmann/Jeltsch

Account nr. 2083947, Deutsche Bank, Aachen, BLZ 390 700 20

- by EUROCHEQUE

Conference language will be English.

The full proceedings will be published in book form.

There will be an informal get together on Sunday, March 13, 1988

5 - 9 pm, at the Gaestehaus of the RWTH Aachen. A banquet will

take place on Tuesday, March 15, 1988 in the historic town-hall,

where the German kings were crowned. Prospective end of the

conference will be Friday, March 18, 1988 at 5 pm.

Sponsored by

The Office of Naval Research Branch, Office, London, England

CRAY Research GmbH

IBM Deutschland GmbH

Rheinmetall GmbH

Office:

Rolf Jeltsch

Institut fuer Geometrie und

Praktische Mathematik

RWTH Aachen

D-5100 Aachen, Fed.Rep. of Germany

Phone +49-241-80 3950

E-mail: Institute: EARN/BITNET:IGPM@DACTH51

Rolf Jeltsch: Arpanet: NA.Jeltsch@SU-Score

EARN/BITNET: JELTSCH@DACTH51

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>From: SIAM <SIAM@wharton.upenn.edu>

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 88 12:08 EST

SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

SIAM Annual Meeting and Short Course

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

July l0-l5, l988

DIRECTIONS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Agenda for the Future

The organizers of the SIAM l988 Annual Meeting are planning a program

on evolving areas of applied mathematics and related topics that should

provide new opportunites for research and problem solving in the decade ahead.

Prizes to be awarded at the l988 SIAM Annual Meeting:

The George B. Dantzig Prize

The prize is awarded jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS) and

SIAM. It is awarded for original work which by its breadth and scope

constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of mathematical

programming.

The Dantzig Prize is awarded every three years and, while normally presented

at the International Symposium of MPS, it will be awarded for the first time

at this SIAM meeting.

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize was established in l986 to commerorate the former

president of SIAM who also served for many years as a member of the SIAM

Council and Board of Trustees, as Vice President for Programs, and as a

dedicated and committed member.

The prize is awarded to a young scientist who has done outstanding research in

applied mathematics and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and

completed all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period

running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the

award date.

This will be the first awarding of this prize which is scheduled to be given

every even year.

The John von Neumann Lecture and Prize

The lecturer will survey and evaluate a significant and useful contribution to

mathematics and its applications. The prize may be awarded to a mathematician

or to a scientist in another field but, in either case, the recipient should

be one who has made distinguished contriubtions to pure and /or applied

mathematics.

THEMES

Computational Science Materials Science

Chaotic Behavior and Nonlinear Systems Numerical Analysis

Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Signal Processing

Computer Science Computer Impact on Mathematics

Mathematics of the Biological Sciences

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Grand Challenges to Computational Science

Kenneth Wilson, Cornell University

Mathematical Theory of the Crystallographic Phase Problem

Gerard Bricogne, Universite Paris-Sud

Mathematical Problems Associated with the Elasticity of Fluids

Daniel Joseph, University of Minnesota

Stability Analysis and Free Boundary Problems in Materials Science

Robert F. Sekerka, Carnegie-Mellon University

Adaptive Computational Methods

James G. Glimm, New York University

Solitons and Nonlinear Waves in Optics

Alan C. Newell, University of Arizona

Three Dimensional Nonlinear Waves in Excitable Media Modeling the Heart

Muscle

Arthur T. Winfree, University of Arizona

The John von Neumann Lecture

MINISYMPOSIA (partial listing)

Mathematics and Applications of Inverse Problems and Imaging

Mostafa Kaveh, University of Minnesota

Mathematical Aspects of Computational Image Analysis

Donald E. McClure, Brown University

Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Aspects of Viscous Free

SurfaceFlows

Jerry L. Bona and William G. Pritchard

Pennsylvania State University

Fractals and Chaotic Dynamics

Michael F. Barnsley, Georgia Institute of Technology

Computer Aided Proofs in Analysis

Kenneth R. Meyer, University of Cincinnati

Mathematical Epidemiology

Carl P. Simon, University of Michigan

How the Computer Will Influence Mathematics

Richard P. McGehee, University of Minnesota

Mathematical Models of Phase Transitions and Growth Phenomena in

Statistical Physics and Materials Science

Geoffrey B. McFadden and Francis Sullivan

National Bureau of Standards

Applications of Asymptotic Techniques to Stochastic Problems

James McKenna and Bernard J. Matkowsky, Nothwestern University

Association Schemes

(Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics)

Dennis W. Stanton, University of Minnesota

Expander Graphs and their Applications

(Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics)

Joel Friedman, Princeton University

Combinatorial Optimization

(Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics)

Clyde Monma, Bell Communications Research

Numerical Device and Process Modeling for VLSI Systems

William M. Coughran Jr., AT & T Bell Laboratories

l988 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Including SIAM-Award Winners

James Daniel, University of Texas, Austin

SHORT COURSE

Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, and Bifurcations

James A. Yorke, Organizer

University of Maryland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Donald G. Saari, Chair Willard Miller, Jr. Francis Sullivan

Northwestern University University of Minnesota National Bureau of

Standards

Joseph W. Jerome James A. Yorke

Northwestern University University of Maryland

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Contributed papers and poster presentations are invited in all areas ofapplied

mathematics, computational sciences, and related areas of computer,engineering

and physical sciences, but especially those areas consistent withthe themes of

the meeting.

A brief description of your paper, not exceeding l00 words, must be

submitted on a SIAM abstract form. Authors of contributed papers are

scheduled for twelve minutes each plus time for questions and answers.

Deadline for abstracts is February l5, l988

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM, REGISTRATION MATERIAL, AND ABSTRACT FORMS

To obtain a copy of the preliminary program, registration information or

abstract forms, please contact the SIAM Conference Coordinator, ll7 South l7th

Street, Suite l400, Philadelphia, PA l9l03-5052, USA. Telephone:

(2l5) 564-2929, or E-Mail to SIAM@Wharton.Upenn.Edu.

LATE CONTRIBUTIONS

SIAM will accept late contributed presentations and poster presentations for

this meeting. Contributions must be received by May 25th in order to

appear in the final program. SIAM will consider contributions until

June 21st but those received after May 25th will be listed in an addendum to

the final program based on the availability of time and space.