NA Digest Sunday, August 18, 1996 Volume 96 : Issue 31

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From: P. Lin <>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 16:45:16 BST
Subject: 2-D Lame Solver Needed

Could anyone know if there are any 2-D Lame sytems Solvers for free use ?
I appreciate your help.



From: Zhiqiang Cai <zcai@MATH.Purdue.EDU>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 10:48:56 -0500
Subject: Change of Address for Zhiqiang Cai

I've moved to Purdue University. Here is my address:

Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
1395 Mathematical Science Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1395

(317)494-1921 (Office)
(317)494-0548 (Fax)

Zhiqiang Cai


From: David Stewart <>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 13:13:03 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Change of Address for David Stewart

I am taking up a position at Virginia Polytechnic after being at
Texas A&M University. My new address is

David Stewart
Mathematics Department
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123


From: Angela Kunoth <kunoth@igpm.RWTH-Aachen.DE>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 15:37:49 +0100
Subject: Preprint by Dahmen, Kunoth and Urban

The following preprint is available:

W. Dahmen, A. Kunoth, K. Urban
"Biorthogonal Spline-Wavelets on the Interval
- Stability and Moment Conditions"

Angela Kunoth and Karsten Urban


From: Sebastian Reich <reich@ZIB-Berlin.DE>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 11:35:53 +0200
Subject: Algorithms for Macromolecular Modelling

Second International Symposium
Algorithms for Macromolecular Modelling
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum Berlin
May 21 -- 24, 1997
an interdisciplinary symposium

Following the success of the first symposium held in Lawrence in 1994,
we like to announce the second (now international) symposium ``Algorithms
for Macromolecular Modelling'' at the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum Berlin on
May 21 -- 24, 1997.

The symposium will bring together scientists from various branches of (applied)
mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology who have been working on
molecular dynamics and molecular modelling. The broad purposes of the
symposium are (i) to provide an international forum for communicating
stat-of-the-art developments in molecular modelling algorithms and (ii)
to improve the prospects for future international collaborations by
emphasizing the involvement of younger scientists from both sides of the

The emphasis of the symposium is on the numerical and algorithmic
challenges to achieve dramatic gains in the performance and reliability
of algorithms for the simulations of proteins, nucleic acids and other
polymers. Topics appropriate to the symposium include: advanced time-stepping
in molecular dynamics, electrostatics, quantum-classical dynamics, structure
determination, and free energy and ensemble calculations.

The workshop will take place Tuesday--Saturday in the new building of the
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum on the campus of the Freie Universit"at Berlin. The
format will include invited presentations, contributed presentations (25 min.),
and poster presentations. A partial list of speakers include H.J.C.
Berendsen (Groningen), J. Board (Duke), B.R. Brooks (NIH), H. Grubm"uller
(Munich), W.F. van Gunsteren (ETH), J. Hermans (UNC), M. Holst (Caltech),
M. Kuczera (KU), A. Mark (ETH), B. Leimkuhler (UK), S. Reich (ZIB),
T. Schlick (NYU), K. Schulten (UIUC), Ch. Sch"utte (ZIB), R.D. Skeel (UIUC).

The workshop is being organized by B.R. Brooks, W.F. van Gunsteren, J. Hermans,
A. Mark, B. Leimkuhler, and R.D. Skeel with P. Deuflhard and S. Reich
as the local organizing committee. Space is limited to about one hundred
participants. Some funds might be available to assist with expenses
(depending on our success in raising funds).

For further information, registration and submission material see our

Please address any other inquiries to

Sebastian Reich
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum Berlin
Heilbronner Str. 10
D-10711 Berlin - Germany



From: Bob McLatchie <>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 16:19:26 +0100
Subject: Workshop on Scalable Computing

Scalable Computing using the Bulk Synchronous Parallel Model

A one-day workshop organised by Oxford Parallel in the
OUCL Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford

Thursday 19 September 1996

Learn how to develop portable and scalable parallel programs,
where the same code executes with high efficiency and
predictable performance on shared or distributed memory
systems or clustered workstations or PCs.

Brief programme:

Bill McColl
Introduction Parallel architectures
The BSP model: supersteps, cost models,
programming styles

Jon Hill
The BSP Worldwide Standard
Library BSPlib

Rob Bisseling
Dense matrix computations on
BSP computers

Antoine Le Hyaric
BSP Implementations of NAS Benchmarks

Bill McColl
Design and Analysis of efficient BSP

Rob Bisseling
Sparse matrix computations
on BSP computers

Jon Hill
Use of BSP software tools in developing
industrial applications

Paul Crumpton
What it is really like in Practice:
A User's View of Application Development
with BSP

for further details.


From: Greg Rodin <>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 13:22:51 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Texas at Austin

Postdoctoral Position
U. Texas, Austin

An interdisciplinary project concerned with applications of
high-performance computing methods to analysis of composite materials
has a vacancy for a post-doctoral fellow. The appointment is initially
for one year.

An ideal candidate is expected to (soon) have completed a Ph.D. in a
related field, be proficient in numerical methods (multigrid, domain
decomposition, adaptive finite element strategies), parallel and C++
programming, and have a background in continuum mechanics or physics.

Good communication skills are essential.

To apply e-mail your resume to Greg Rodin at


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