**Today's Topics:**

- Professor Lothar Collatz
- Happy Birthday, Pete
- A Colleague from Kuwait
- Recommendations Sought for ODE Codes
- Netlib News
- New Address for Merrell Patrick
- Change of Address for Michael Knorrenschild
- Change of Address for Des Higham
- Net Address for Morven Gentleman
- Changes of Address for Zhiqiang Cai
- Call for Nominations for Beale--Orchard-Hays Prize
- Applied and Industrial Mathematics
- Positions at University of New South Wales
- FORTRAN-SC is available
- SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing
- Positions at Cray Research, Inc.
- MINPACK-2 Positions at Argonne and Minnesota
- Fifth Leslie Fox Prize
- Positions at Australian National University
- Position at EPFL (Switzerland)
- Argonne Parallel Programming Class
- Fourteenth Dundee Conference

From: Hans Stetter <E115N06%AWITUW01.BITNET@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: 01 OCT 90 13:09:56

P r o f e s s o r L o t h a r C o l l a t z

On 26 September, Professor Lothar Collatz died at the Black Sea Coast

of Bulgaria, where he attended an international Symposium on Computer Arith-

metic, Scientific Computation, and Mathematical Modelling (SCAN-90). After

a first light heart attack, he suffered a second, fatal heart attack at the

hospital to which he had been taken. The previous two days, he had actively

participated in the meeting, given a paper, and asked the last question

after the last lecture on the day before his death which came as a shock to

all of us present at the conference.

This is not the place to review Professor Collatz's achievements; but

it is clear that the scientific community has lost one of the earliest pio-

neers of Scientific Computation and Numerical Mathematics, and a wonderful

person. At the celebrations of his 80th birthday on 6 and 7 July this year

in Hamburg, the numerous speakers wished him many more prolific and enjoy-

able years to come. These wishes have not come true; but he will remain

alive in our memories, and his ideas will continue to stimulate our work.

May he rest in peace.

Hans J. Stetter

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From: Gene H. Golub <golub@bravery.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Sun, 7 Oct 1990 8:09:14 PDT

Monday, October 1 was the 50th birthday of G. W. "Pete" Stewart. Pete

has contributed enormously to our field through his research in

perturbation theory and numerical algorithms. Beyond his elegant work,

he is a man of style and wit. In my head, Pete is a successor of his

adviser, Alston Householder, and of Jim Wilkinson.

A recent accomplishment of Pete's is his book with Ji-guang Sun,

"Matrix Perturbation Theory", Academic Press. It is a pleasure to

read; it is in the clear and concise style of all of Pete's writings.

So three cheers for Pete. Here's for many more years of productive research;

I'm sure they'll be golden ones.

Gene Golub

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From: Roger Horn <RHORN%JHUVMS.BITNET@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 90 08:11 EST

Dear Colleagues:

Last Thursday I received an unexpected, but very welcome telephone

call from Fuad Kittaneh, a colleague who until August 2 was Associate

Professor of Mathematics at Kuwait University. Fuad and I have corresponded

for a long time by mail, and this last year we collaborated (with Rajendra

Bhatia) on a paper that will appear in the forthcoming special issue of

Linear Algebra Appl. on canonical forms.

Fuad and his wife have four children, two of whom are U.S. citizens.

That may be why the U.S. embassy in Kuwait was able to get them all on one

of the refugee flights that arrived last week in Raleigh, N.C. Although

they are now safe from harm, they have lost everything and need to restart

their lives in the U.S. Fuad recognizes that it may take some time and

luck to find a permanent job, but he is willing now to do anything, anywhere

that will give him an office, phone, library, some income, and a base of

operation from which he can conduct a search for a permanent job.

Do you know of anything that might help Fuad? An unexpected

faculty vacancy due to illness or resignation? A graduate T.A. slot that

is vacant because someone didn't show up or left in mid-year? Some left-

over research support funds in a grant that doesn't require U.S. citizen-

ship? Funds available to pay part-time teaching staff?

I have a copy of his C.V. and graduate transcript, and will be

happy to send a copy to anyone who needs it. He did his Ph.D. at Indiana

University under J.G. Stampfli in 1982; his thesis was in functional

analysis/operator theory and that has been the main theme of his research

work during the last 10 years. He has published 30 papers and has

7 more under submission right now. He has taught a wide variety of

courses--most everything in the usual mathematics undergraduate curriculum.

His English is quite fluent, but accented. He was born in 1955 and holds

Jordanian citizenship.

Please feel free to copy this message to anyone else.

For more information, or if you have any leads you would like me

to pass on to Fuad, please contact me at RHORN@JHUVMS, or phone me at

301/338-7998 (JHU) or 301/561-0579 (home).

Thanks, Roger Horn

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From: John N. Shadid <jnshadi@cs.sandia.gov>

Date: Wed, 10 Oct 90 14:41:19 MDT

I would like some recommendations for available software packages

(source code) for the determination of solutions to coupled nonlinear

autonomous ODE's. Relative ease of use is important for this initial

investigation. Presently the existence of multiple stable or unstable

solution branches is unknown. A reasonable initial guess is available.

I would prefer if some type of reasonable graphical output was available.

The ideal platform would be some type of workstation such as a sun4.

Thank you for any helpful recomendations.

John N. Shadid

Sandia National Labs.

Albuquerque, NM 87185

jnshadi@cs.sandia.gov

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From: Eric Grosse <ehg@research.att.com>

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 90 14:35 EDT

It's not time for the next "quarterly column", but a quick summary of

recent additions has been called for. More details later.

"index from c++/answerbook" Hansen's C++ Answers

"dp12 from ode" Cash's extended BDF variant of Hindmarsh solver

"praxis from opt" Brent's 1973 derivative-free optimizer

"684 from toms" Preusser's C1 and C2 interpolation on triangles

"ltexpprt.all from typesetting" LaTeX macos for SIAM book chapters

"gvl.bib from bib" Golub and Van Loan (2nd ed.) bibliography

The bibliography is large (204 kilobytes), so people who just need a

few items may prefer not to download the entire file. Instead you may

send a message like "find paige in linalg".

For introductory information, send the line ``help'' to

netlib@research.att.com or uunet!research!netlib.

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From: Merrell L. Patrick <mlp@icase.edu>

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 90 17:47:51 EDT

Friends and Colleagues,

During the next year I will be on leave from Duke University serving

at NSF. My address there is

Merrell Patrick

Program Director

New Technologies Program

Division of Advanced Scientific Computing

National Science Foundation

Washington, D.C. 20550

telephone: 202-357-7727

e-mail : mpatrick@note.nsf.gov

Shortly, I will post some information on na.net about the New Technologies

Program.

Best wishes,

Merrell Patrick

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From: Michael Knorrenschild <knorren@math.ethz.ch>

Date: 3 Oct 90 10:21 +0100

My address has changed. Now it reads as follows:

Michael Knorrenschild

Sem. f. Angewandte Mathematik

ETH Zentrum HG G 56

8092 Zuerich

Switzerland

Phone: +41-1-256-3459

E-mail: na.knorrenschild@na-net.stanford.edu

knorren@math.ethz.ch

knorren%math.ethz.ch@cernvax.bitnet

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From: Des Higham <dhigham@maths-and-cs.dundee.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 90 14:16:24 BST

My new address is:

Des Higham

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The University of Dundee

Dundee, DD1 4HN

Scotland, U.K.

Phone 0382 23181

Email; dhigham@mcs.dund.ac.uk

or na.dhigham@na-net.stanford.edu

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From: Morven Gentleman <Gentleman%IIT.NRC.CA@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 90 10:09 EST

Although I moved from the University of Waterloo to the National

Research Council eight years ago, I have still received most of my

email at Waterloo, at net address

wmgentleman@watbun.waterloo.edu

The impending departure of that machine, the setting up of good

email arrangements here at NRC, and the administrative

reorganizations at NRC that have given me a new job

(Head, Software Engineering Laboratory) all lead me to want to

change my net address. Henceforth, the best net address for me is

gentleman@iit.nrc.ca

Please change your address list accordingly

Morven Gentleman

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From: Zhiqiang Cai <caiz@acf9.NYU.EDU>

Date: Mon, 8 Oct 90 09:23:03 GMT

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The present academic year I'm visiting the Courant Institute of

Mathematical Sciences at the New York University. Here is my

new address:

Zhiqiang Cai

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University

251 Mercer Street

New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212)998-3120

E-mail: caiz@acf9.nyu.edu

or na.cai@na-net.stanford.edu

Regards,

Zhiqiang Cai

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From: Robert Meyer <rrm@cs.wisc.edu>

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 90 16:22:19 -0500

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR:

The Mathematical Programming Society Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize

for Excellence in Computational Mathematical Programming

Purpose:

This award is dedicated to the memory of Martin Beale and

William Orchard-Hays, pioneers in computational mathematical

programming.

To be eligible a paper or a book must meet the following requirements:

1) It must be on computational mathematical programming. The topics to

be considered include:

a) experimental evaluations of one or more mathematical programming

algorithms.

b) the development of quality mathematical programming software (i.e.

well-documented code capable of obtaining solutions to some important

class of MP problems) coupled with documentation of the applications of

the software to this class of problems, (note: the award would be

presented for the paper which describes this work and not for the

software itself),

c) the development of a new computational method that improves the

state-of-the art in computer implementations of MP algorithms coupled

with documentation of the experiment which showed the improvement, or

d) the development of new methods for empirical testing of mathematical

programming techniques (e.g., development of a new design for

computational experiments, identification of new performance measures,

methods for reducing the cost of empirical testing).

2) It must have appeared in the open literature.

3) If the paper or book is written in a language other than English, then

an English translation must also be included.

4) Papers eligible for the 1991 award

must have been published within the years 1987 through 1990.

These requirements are intended as guidelines to the screening

committee but are not to be viewed as binding when work of exceptional

merit comes close to satisfying them.

Frequency and Amount of the Award:

Previous recipients of the award were Michael Saunders (1985) and

Tony J. Van Roy and Lawrence Wolsey (1988).

The 1991 prize of $1500 and a plaque

will be presented in August, 1991 in Amsterdam

at the Awards Session of the International

Symposium on Mathematical Programming sponsored by the Mathematical

Programming Society.

Judgement Criteria:

Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:

1) Magnitude of the contribution to the advancement of computational

and experimental mathematical programming.

2) Originality of ideas and methods.

3) Clarity and excellence of exposition.

Nominations:

Nominations must be in writing and include the title(s) of the paper(s)

or book, the author(s), the place and date of publication and four

copies of the material. Supporting justification and any supplementary

materials are welcome but not mandatory. The awards

committee reserves the right to request further supporting materials from

the nominees.

Nominations should be mailed to:

Professor Robert R. Meyer

Computer Sciences Department

1210 W. Dayton Street

The University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI 53706

USA

The deadline for submission of nominations is November 1, 1990.

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From: R. Spigler <SPIGLER%IPDUNIV.BITNET@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Mon, 01 Oct 90 10:47:18 SET

Here are the abstracts of the five articles "of numerical interest" in

the KLUWER volume "Applied and Industrial Mathematics. Venice-1,1989",ed.

by R.Spigler,to appear in November 1990.

1. "The Hamiltonian way for computing Hamiltonian dynamics",by Feng

Kang.

We present a survey of a recent comprehensive study on the numerical

methods for Hamiltonian systems based on symplectic geometry,together

with the motivations for the research,justification for the symplectic

approach adopted,some of the main results,their ramifications and their

implications.

2. "The speed of waveform methods for ODEs",by C.W.Gear and Fen-Lien

Juang.

This paper considers iterative solution techniques for ordinary

differential equations and investigates the speed of convergence of

various processes. The iterates are defined as solutions of a sequence

of differential equations. The solutions are the "waveforms". Waveform

iterations are superlinearly convergent so a measure of the speed of

convergence is defined and this is used to compare the value of various

waveform methods. This measure is the rate of increase of the order of

accuracy. The speed of the waveform Gauss Seidel method depends on the

numbering of the directed graph specifying equation dependencies. We

show how to compute the rate of order increase from the structure of the

numbered graph and hence the optimum numbering,that is,the one which

maximizes the speed of convergence.

3. "Computational methods for the Boltzmann equation",by

F.Gropengiesser,H.Neunzert,and J.Struckmeier.

This paper contains the basic ideas and practical aspects for numerical

methods for solving the Boltzmann equation. The main field of

application considered is the reentry of a apace shuttle in the

transition from free molecular flow to continuum flow. The method used

will be called Finite Pointset Method,approximating the solution by

finite sets of particles in a rigorously defined way. Convergence

results are cited while practical aspects of the algorithm are

emphasized. Ideas for the transition to theNavier-Stokes domain are

shortly discussed.

4. "Theory and application of Steklov-Poincare' operators for

boundary-value problems",by A.Quarteroni and A.Valli.

This paper deals with interface operators in boundary-value problems.

How to define them,which is their meaning in both mathematical and

physical sense,how to use them to derive numerical approximations based

on domain decomposition approaches.

5. "Numerical analysis for compressible viscous isothermal stationary

flows",by C.BernardiM.O.Bristeau,O.Pironneau,and M.G.Vallet.

In this paper we address the problem of approximation of viscous

compressible flows by the finite element method. Should one use the same

approximation for the density and the velocity as in Euler flows,or

should one use two different spaces as for the Stokes problem ? When the

pressure is a function of the density (isothermal flow as an academic

example),we show theoretically and numerically convergence of the

approximations if the density and the velocity are approximated as in

the Stokes problem,with two different grids or if artificial viscosity

is used in the equation of conservation of mass.

(R. Spigler)

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From: Ian Sloan <sloan@napier.maths.unsw.OZ.AU>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 90 11:34:59 +1000

MATH POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Later this year we expect to fill several math positions (four or more),

to start some time in 1991. The offical advertisement follows.

I will be happy to give further advice.

Ian Sloan.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Equality of employment opportunity is University Policy

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS

LECTURERS/SENIOR LECTURERS

2 Positions (Tenured/Tenurable Appointment) (Ref. 614)

(Fixed Term Appointment) (Ref. 616)

Appointments in the areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics

or mathematical computer science are envisaged.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent qualification and proven

research achievement in an area that reinforces and extends existing

strengths in the School. The School currently has research strengths

in many areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, and is

committed to further developing its involvement in mathematical

computer science. One appointment in algebra, discrete mathematics

or related areas would be favoured.

Although appointment at the level of lecturer is preferred,

appointment at senior lecturer level may be considered for an applicant

with exceptional qualifications.

An appointee with interests in the commercial or industrial applications

of mathematics could be seconded for a fixed term as Director of the

School's Industrial Mathematics and Statistics Group.

The positions will be available from February, 1991. Appointment to

one position will be either with tenure or on the basis of a contract

with provision for conversion to tenure. Appointment to the other

position will be for a fixed term of 3 years. Applicants should

indicate the type of appointment for which they wish to apply.

Salary: Senior Lecturer $Aust.43,984 - $Aust.51,015 per annum

Lecturer $Aust.33,163 - $Aust.43,096 per annum

Commencing salary according to qualifications and experience.

Applications close 31 October, 1990

Further information from Professor I H Sloan, Head of School on

Telephone 61 2 697 2957, or Fax 61 2 6626445

PLEASE QUOTE Ref. 614 (Tenured/Tenurable Appointment),

Ref. 616 (Fixed Term)

FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS:

Please submit written application, QUOTING REFERENCE NUMBER and

indicate business and private telephone numbers, together with

the names, addresses (and preferably facsimile numbers) of two referees,

curriculum vitae and transcript of academic record to: The Recruitment

Officer, Staff Office, PO Box 1, Kensington NSW 2033, Australia

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From: George Corliss <georgec@boris.mscs.mu.edu>

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 90 6:27:29 CDT

FORTRAN - SC is a programming language for scientific/engineering

computation on IBM s/370 architecture machines. It is particularly

suited for the development of numerical algorithms delivering

highly accurate and automatically verified results. It includes an

extensive library to support interval arithmetic. I used a

predicessor to write a package for numerical quadrature with

guaranteed bounds. The new product is more extensive, easier to

use, and better documented. You might want to contact your IBM

salesperson for more details. I have not seen a price list, but I

understand that it is inexpensive, at least for universities.

The IBM program number of ACRITH-XSC is 5684-129 .

General Information is available as IBM publication GC33-6461-01 .

There is a hot-line number: (Germany: +49) 7031 / 16-4052 .

Feel free to ask for the IBM demonstration package GK2T-0108-00 .

If you have questions, you can contact me

George Corliss

Department of Mathematics

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI 53233

georgec@boris.mscs.mu.edu

6591CORL@MUCSD.bitnet

or a member of the development team:

Wolfgang Walter

Institute for Applied Mathematics

University of Karlsruhe

Kaiserstr. 12

D-7500 Karlsruhe

Germany

AE38@DKAUNI2.bitnet

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From: SIAM Publications Department <SIAMPUBS@wharton.upenn.edu>

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 90 11:09 EDT

SIAM JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL COMPUTING

January 1991 Volume 12, Number 1

CONTENTS

Limits on Parallelism in the Numerical Solution of Linear Partial Differential Equations

Patrick H. Worley

A Parallel QR Factorization Algorithm with Controlled Local Pivoting

Christian H. Bischof

A Theoretical Comparison of the Arnoldi and GMRES Algorithms

Peter N. Brown

The Fast Gauss Transform

Leslie Greengard and John Strain

Recursive Least Squares on a Hypercube Multiprocessor Using the Covariance Factorization

Charles S. Henkel and Robert J. Plemmons

Algorithms for Generating Discrete Random Variables with a Given Generating Function or a

Given Moment Sequence

Luc Devroye

The Reformulation and Numerical Solution of Certain Nonclassical Initial-Boundary Value

Problems

Graeme Fairweather and Rick D. Saylor

Programming Abstractions for Dynamically Partitioning and Coordinating Localized Scientific

Calculations Running on Multiprocessors

Scott B. Baden

A Fast Algorithm for the Evaluation of Legendre Expansions

Bradley K. Alpert and Vladimir Rokhlin

The Riemann Problem for Longitudinal Motion in an Elastic-Plastic Bar

John A. Trangenstein and Richard B. Pember

Timely Communications

A Note on the Parallel Efficiency of the Frederickson-McBryan Multigrid Algorithm

Naomi H. Decker

Normalized Convergence Rates for the PSMG Method

Paul O. Frederickson and Oliver A. McBryan

For additional information, please contact Vickie Kearn, Publisher, SIAM, 3600 University City

Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688; telephone: (215) 382-9800; fax: (215) 386-7999;

e-mail: siampubs@wharton.upenn.edu.

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From: Phuong Vu <pav@teak.cray.com>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 90 18:39:13 CDT

The Mathematical Software Group at Cray Research, Inc.

located in Eagan, Minnesota has immediate openings for

two numerical analysts to conduct algorithm development

and implementation of numerical software for both current

and future Cray machines. One of the position will be for

the section leader who should provide a pro-active technical

leadership role for a group of 5-6 analysts.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent

experience in computer science / mathematics with experience in

computations on vector/parallel computers in one of the following

areas (numerical linear algebra, sparse matrix methods, numerical PDE,

signal processing, optimization) and a working knowledge of UNIX.

Previous management experience is desirable but not required for the

section leader position.

Cray Research offers a competitive salary and benefits package along

with an excellent working environment.

Interested candidates should send a resume, letters of recommendation,

salary history and other supporting documents to, or call

Phuong Vu - Email: pav@cray.com Tel: (612) 683-5615

or Mark Furtney - Email: mf@cray.com Tel: (612) 683-5554

Cray Research, Inc.

655F Lone Oak Drive

Eagan, Minnesota 55121

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From: Jorge More <more@antares.mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Sat, 6 Oct 90 21:33:41 CDT

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS/RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS FOR MINPACK-2

The Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) at the

University of Minnesota and the Mathematics and Computer Science Division

at Argonne National Laboratory have initiated a collaboration for the

development of the software package MINPACK-2. This package will provide

state-of-the art optimization software for high-performance computers.

As part of this collaboration, the University of Minnesota will hire

three postdoctoral fellows/research assistants (PDF/RA) for a period

of two years (one-year appointments, renewable for one year) for the

development of MINPACK-2. The University of Minnesota will assign two

PDF/RA to work with the optimization group at Argonne National Laboratory,

in coordination with the third PDF/RA at the AHPCRC.

Applicants for the PDF/RA positions are encouraged to contact Jorge More'

(more@mcs.anl.gov) at Argonne or Ben Rosen (rosen@umn-cs.cs.umn.edu)

at the University of Minnesota. Applicants with a Ph.D. in applied

mathematics or computer science will be given preference; however,

outstanding candidates with M.S. degrees will be considered.

The position requires extensive knowledge of computational mathematics

and advanced computer architectures.

The PDF/RA will have access to the computing facilities at the

Minnesota Supercomputing Center, and at Argonne's Advanced Computing

Research Facility. These facilities include a network of advanced

scientific workstations, a 4-processor CRAY-2, an 8-processor Alliant FX/8,

a 45-processor Butterfly TC2000, a 64-processor NCube-2, a 16K-processor

Connection Machine CM-2, and a 32K-processor Connection Machine CM-2.

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From: J. C. Mason <MASON@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 8 OCT 90 10:17:47 BST

FIFTH LESLIE FOX PRIZE - June 24, 1991.

Second Call for Entries

Entries are invited for the fifth Leslie Fox prize competition. Any person

who is less than 31 years old on January 1 1991 and has not already won a

first prize is eligible.

Each entry should consist of three copies of a paper, describing some of

the candidate's research, suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a

numerical analysis symposium that will be held at the University of

Dundee on Monday, June 24, 1991 (the day prior to the Dundee Biennial

Conference in Numerical Analysis of June 25-28).

The Adjudicating Committee may award any number of first and secondary

prizes. Previous first prize winners include L.N.Trefethen, J.W.Demmel,

N.I.M.Gould, N.J.Higham, M.D.Buhmann, B.L.R. de Moor, and A.M.Stuart.

Entries should reach Professor J.C. Mason (Applied and Computational

Mathematics Group, RMCS, Shrivenham, Swindon, Wilts. SN6 8LA, England) not

later than January 15, 1991. Contact him for any further details.

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From: Michael Osborne <mike@bd.anu.edu.au>

Date: Tue, 9 Oct 1990 14:10:43 EST

Possible Openings in ADVANCED COMPUTATION

at the Australian National University

It is expected that the School of Mathematical Sciences will shortly be

advertising positions to augment its existing research programs in

areas of Advanced Computation. These include active programs in the solution

of partial differential and integral equations, optimization, computer

intensive statistical methods, and symbolic and exact computation, which

stress the development both of algorithms appropriate to innovative computer

architectures and of data visualisation techniques. These activities are

well supported by the University with computing facilities which include a

Fujitsu VP100 supercomputer (expected to be upgraded shortly) and several

parallel machines in addition to medium scale machines and workstations. The

University through its Centre for Information Sciences Research is an

affiliate of the Argonne ACRF and is receiving a prototype Fujitsu CAP

machine for joint development work.

These positions will be full time research positions at the level of

Postdoctoral, Research, and Senior Research Fellow with salaries in the

(approximate) range $30,000 to $55,000 depending on qualifications and

experience.

Enquiries and requests for further information can be addressed to Dr. M.R.

Osborne (email mro250@csc2.anu.oz.au or na.osborne...,FAX 61-06-2490759).

Mike will be in the USA from October 11 to November 8, and will be attending

the SIAM Linear Algebra meeting in San Francisco.

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From: Rachid Touzani <touzani@masg13.epfl.ch>

Date: 11 Oct 90 14:32 +0100

Position at the Department of Mathematics

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Lausanne (Switzerland)

The Department of Mathematics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

is offering a pre or post doctoral position for research in the field of

numerical analysis of Maxwell's equations. This position is available for

at least two years from the beginning of April 1991.

Experience in Maxwell's equations and/or mixed finite element methods

will be appreciated.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae to

Rachid Touzani

Departement de mathematiques

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

or send an e-mail to the address:

touzani@masg13.epfl.ch

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From: David Levine <levine@antares.mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 90 13:47:46 CDT

The Advanced Computing Research Facility (ACRF) at Argonne National Laboratory

is offering an introductory course on parallel computing December 5-7, 1990.

The course is intended to familiarize potential users with the ACRF

multiprocessors and parallel programming in general. The course is limited to

22 people on a first come first serve basis.

Topics to be covered include:

1) Parallelizing compilers.

2) The Monitor package for portable parallel programming.

3) Programming the BBN TC2000.

4) Programming the Intel iPSC/860.

5) Programming the AMT DAP.

6) Programming the TMC Connection Machine-2.

7) Introduction to the LAPACK project.

8) The STRAND programming language.

9) The VecPar interactive parallelization tool

The format of the course is alternating lectures and hands-on work with the

parallel computers in the ACRF. All examples will use the Fortran programming

language. Knowledge of Fortran and Unix will be assumed. Attendees can

work on either class exercises or their own particular projects.

Parallel computers currently in the ACRF are:

4-processor Ardent Titan

8-processor Alliant FX/8

8-processor Intel iPSC/860 hypercube

20-processor Encore Multimax

26-processor Sequent Symmetry

45-processor BBN TC2000

1024-processor Active Memory Technology DAP

16384-processor Thinking Machines CM-2

Those interested in the class should contact:

Teri Huml

Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL 60439-4844

(312) 972-7163

huml@mcs.anl.gov

There will be a $25.00 registration fee per person for universities,

federal laboratories and government organizations and $100.00 for

commercial organizations.

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From: D.F.Griffiths <dfg@maths-and-cs.dundee.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 90 13:35:59 BST

14th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

ON

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

SCOTLAND, UK

25 - 28 June 1991

Address for correspondence

The Organising Secretaries

Numerical Analysis Conference

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The University, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Scotland, UK

Telephone: 0382-23181 Ext 4467/4468/4471/4474

email: na.griffiths@edu.stanford.na-net

dfg@uk.ac.dund.mcs

The 14th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis will be

held at the University of Dundee from Tuesday 25 June - Fri-

day 28 June 1991 inclusive.

The conference will celebrate the 70th birthday of A R

Mitchell and, to mark the occasion, there will be a special

invited lecture in his honour to be presented by G H Golub.

The other Principal Speakers will include

A Bjorck A Iserles H Schwetlick

J W Demmel J Lorenz I H Sloan

J Dongarra K W Morton V Thomee

N I M Gould M J D Powell L N Trefethen

J A Gregory J M Sanz-Serna J G Verwer

Brief Communications

A limited number of short (20 minute) papers will be

accepted for presentation. Prospective contributors

should submit a title and short abstract as soon as

possible and no later than 24 May 1991. Please indi-

cate on the registration form whether or not you wish

to present a paper.

Registration Fee

The registration fee will be #40.00 (# = Pounds

Sterling). This includes the cost of morning coffee and

afternoon tea.

Proceedings

The proceedings of the invited talks only will be pub-

lished. Copies may be ordered on payment of #14.00 at

the time of registration. Later requests for copies

should be made to the publisher.

Accommodation

Accommodation for the conference will be provided in

West Park Hall, a student residence which consists

mainly of single study bedrooms. Full board (bed,

breakfast, lunch and dinner) is available from Monday

night to Friday evening at a cost of #90.00. Please

note that this does not include dinner on Thursday

night, when the conference dinner will be held.

In addition, bed and breakfast will be available on the

nights of Sunday 23 June (#15.00) and Friday 28 June

(#13.00), as will dinner on Monday night (#6.00).

Information on local hotels can be provided on request.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on the Thursday

evening in West Park Hall. The cost, inclusive of wine

will be #15.00. The number of places available at the

conference dinner is limited and will be allocated

according to the date of booking.

Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge financial support from the

European Research Office of the US Army.

Leslie Fox Prize

The Conference will be preceded by a one day meeting on

Monday 24 June at which talks will be given by those

shortlisted for the Leslie Fox Prize. Please indicate

on the Registration Form whether you plan to attend. A

charge of #6.00 will be made to cover the cost of

lunch.

For more information, including an electronic registration

form, contact na.griffiths@edu.stanford.na-net.

A R Mitchell Fund

The 1991 Dundee Numerical Analysis Conference will celebrate

the 70th birthday of A R Mitchell. In addition to his

distinguished contributions to numerical analysis extending

over many years, Ron has been known for the outstanding

encouragement he has given to young numerical analysts and

the Organizing Committee therefore felt it appropriate to

mark his birthday by instituting a special fund to provide

assistance to young numerical analysts to attend this and

subsequent Dundee meetings.

We extend an invitation to all numerical analysts to

contribute to this fund and cheques should be made payable

to "The University of Dundee: A R Mitchell Fund". It is not

intended that there should be any formal means of applying

for support from the fund but the organisers welcome

enquiries from anyone who feels that they may be eligible.

Allocation of funds will be made on the basis of need, and

also on the basis of abstracts of papers intended for

presentation at the conference.

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