NA Digest Monday, September 12, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 37

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From: "Oleg Diyankov" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:50:00 -0400
Subject: Code for Large Sparse Linear Systems Solution

Dear Colleagues,

Now you can have access to the code for large sparse linear systems

The code SparSol has been developed by Neurok Software company: under the contract with ExxonMobil
Upstream Research company. Neurok Software has a legal right to
license this code.

The site: contains the code and its brief
description. The version of the code works with the linear problems,
stored in the text files. This version is free for tests and any
non-commercial usage. Anyone can download it from the site.

With deep respect,
Oleg Diyankov


From: Haw-ren Fang <>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:41:01 -0400
Subject: FILTLAN v1.0a Software Released

We are happy to announce the release FILTLAN [version 1.0a]. This is a
package for computing a large number of eigenvalues located at one end
of, or well inside, the spectrum of a symmetric (real) matrix, along
with associated eigenvectors. It is based on a combination of the
Lanczos procedure with partial reorthogonalization and polynomial
filtering. Here are a few features of FILTLAN:

1) Written in C++;
2) Provides mex files for use under MATLAB and OCTAVE;
3) Provides the option of using Lanczos as a stand-alone program;
4) Includes a C++ library (MATKIT) for effective sparse matrix

To access the package or to learn more about it, see:

Haw-ren Fang and Yousef Saad


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:06:26 -0400
Subject: Richard C. DiPrima Prize, Nominations due October 15


Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded every two years to a junior
scientist, based on an outstanding doctoral dissertation in applied

The prize will be awarded at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting to be held
July 9- 13, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award consists of a
hand- calligraphed certificate and a cash prize of $1,000. Travel
expenses to the award ceremony will be provided by SIAM.

Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral
dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during
the period running from three years prior to the award date to one
year prior to the award date. For the 2012 award, the eligibility
period is July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011. The doctorate must have been
awarded at least eight months prior to the award date. The
requirements for the doctorate must have been equivalent to those for
an American doctorate.

A letter of nomination, along with a copy of the dissertation, should
be addressed to Professor Robert D. Skeel, Chair, DiPrima Prize
Committee and sent by OCTOBER 15, 2011, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes
can be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:14:01 -0400
Subject: George Polya Prize, Nominations due October 15


In 2012 SIAM will award the George Polya Prize for a notable
application of combinatorial theory. The George Polya Prize honors
the memory of George Polya and is given in even-numbered years for
notable contributions in two alternating categories. The prize is
broadly intended to recognize specific recent work.

The award will be presented at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting to be held
July 9 - 13, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award will consist
of an engraved medal and a $20,000 cash prize. Travel expenses to the
award ceremony will be provided by the prize fund.

A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s),
should be addressed to Chair, George Polya Prize Committee and sent by
October 15, 2011, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries
should be addressed to Complete calls for
nominations for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Carla D Martin <>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:09:07 -0400
Subject: New Book, Classroom Research Projects in Sci Comp

"Keeping it R.E.A.L.: Research Experiences for All Learners" is now
available as an eBook and hard copy through the MAA. This classroom
resource book is a collection of computational classroom projects that
are suitable for a wide-range of undergraduate students, from those
with minimal computational exposure and precalculus background to
upper-level students in a numerical analysis course. Each project is
class tested, and most were presented as posters at regional
conferences. These projects are fun and have inspired many students
to continue their study of mathematics either through more courses or
an undergraduate research experience. The most significant impact has
been providing students with a research experience who would normally
not apply for one.

Each project is carefully designed to inspire critical thinking and
mathematical inquiry. This book also contains background subject
information for each project, grading rubrics, and directions for
further research. Instructors can use these materials inside or
outside the classroom to inspire creativity and encourage
undergraduate research.

The book is available through the MAA in print copy or downloadable
pdf format from MAA's eBookstore:

Carla D. Martin and Anthony Tongen


From: hongkai zhao <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:58:47 -0400
Subject: Frontiers of Comp and Appl Math, China, Oct 2011

The International Conference on "Frontiers of Computational and
Applied Mathematics" will take place Oct. 21-Oct.25 at the recently
established Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research
(BICMR) at Peking University, Beijing China. Please visit the
conference website for more


From: Michael Heroux <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 09:56:51 -0400
Subject: Trilinos User Group Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Nov 2011

The 2011 Trilinos User Group Meeting will be held November 1-2, 2011
in Albuquerque, NM. A tutorial will be held on Monday, October 31 and
a developer meeting on November 3rd.

Meeting registration is at

General information about Trilinos can be found at


From: "Nicole C. Erle" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:24:29 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conf on Discrete Math, Canada, Jun 2012

Conference Name: SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM12) Call
for Papers Now Available!

Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dates: June 18-21, 2012

The Call for Papers for this conference is now available. Please
visit for more information.

January 4, 2012: Minisymposium proposals
January 18, 2012: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 11, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Jaime Lloret Mauri<>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 01:04:54 +0200
Subject: CFP, Network Protocols and Algorithms

Network Protocols and Algorithms

Network Protocols and Algorithms is a free-access online international
journal, peer-reviewed and published by Macrothink Institute. It
publishes papers focused on the design, development, manage, optimize
or monitoring any type of network protocol, communication system,
algorithm for communication and any protocol and algorithm to
communicate network devices.

The scope of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following
topic areas:
Synchronization Protocols and Algorithms; Security Protocols and
Algorithms; QoS Protocols and Algorithms; Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
Protocols and Algorithms; Content Delivery Networks Protocols and
Algorithms; P2P Protocols and Algorithms; Cluster-Based Protocols and
Algorithms; Real-Time Protocols and Algorithms; Wireless Protocols and
Algorithms; MAC Protocols and Algorithms for Wired Networks; Mobile
wireless internet protocols and algorithms; Delay Tolerant protocols
and algorithms; Mesh network protocols and algorithms; Protocols and
algorithms for Voice over IP delivery; Cognitive Radio Network
Protocols and Algorithms; Monitoring and management protocols and
algorithms; optical networking protocols and algorithms; Scalable
Network Protocols and Algorithms; Protocols and algorithms for Green
Computing and Resource Allocation; Routing Protocols and Algorithms

Only original and unpublished research papers will be considered in
this journal. Manuscripts must be writen in English. All submissions
will be reviewed based on technical merit and relevance. Instructions
for authors and submissions can be found in


From: "Prof. Sebastian Noelle" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 09:01:30 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, Numerics for Conservation Laws

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Noelle
+49-241-809 3953

I am offering a two year position for a PhD student or Post-doc. In
the case of a PhD student, the position is extendable to cover a
complete PhD period. The salary is according to the German civil
service TV-L E 13 scale. The candidate will be employed as a regular
employee on a 75 percent time position. The position is to be filled
as soon as possible.

My group is part of the Institute of Geometry and Applied Mathematics
(IGPM), which is the numerical analysis group within the Department of
Mathematics at the renowned RWTH Aachen University of Technology,
Germany. This Institute collaborates closely with the RWTH
computational science and engineering groups CCES
( and GRS (,
which create a very stimulating environment. You will have regular
weekly discussion time with myself, as well as other colleagues.

The project in which you will participate is funded by the German
Science Foundation (DFG). Together with Professor Lukacova, University
of Mainz, and other colleagues, we are developing and expanding a
novel finite volume discretization of multidimensional hyperbolic
systems of conservation laws. Particular focus is given to the famous
low Mach number limit of compressible/incompressible fluid dynamics.

Besides participating in the development of new ideas, you will be
responsible to implement the new algorithms into an already written,
well-structured C++ code.

We expect that you have a master degree in mathematics, computational
engineering or a related field. In particular, you should have a solid
knowledge of pde's (ideally hyperbolic conservation laws), numerical
analysis and C++.


From: Mats G Larson <>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 03:57:25 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Comp Math, Umea University

The PhD candidate will work in a research group in computational
mathematics. The group focuses on development of computer methods for
solution of partial differential equations with applications in solid,
fluid, and bio mechanics. The research activities are
interdisciplinary and build on a combination of mathematics, computer
science, and applications.

The PhD research project focuses on development and analysis of
reduction methods for finite element models of elastic and
thermoelastic problems with applications in multibody simulation of
mechanical systems. The research project is carried out in close
cooperation with industrial and academic partners. Knowledge of
finite element methods, numerical analysis, partial differential
equations, mathematical modeling, fluid and solid mechanics, and
programming in Matlab and C++ is qualifying.

The application should contain a CV, including academic grades and
relevant documentation, and a personal letter of one A4 sheet
describing yourself and your reasons for applying to this position and
also provide two references, familiar with the applicant's
qualifications. Your complete application, marked with reference
number 313-738-11, should be sent to (state the reference
number as subject) or to the Registrar, Ume=C3=A5 University, SE-901 87
Ume=C3=A5, Sweden to arrive September 29, 2011 at the latest.

for further details


From: Alison Ramage <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 11:43:31 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Univ of Strathclyde, Scotland

A 3.5 year EPSRC-funded studentship is available from October 2011 to
develop new computational methods for large-scale problems in
variational data assimilation. The student will be based in the
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing group in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde in
Scotland (, and
supervised by Dr Alison Ramage together with Dr Igor Gejadze and Dr
Graham Copeland in the Water Resources group in the Department of
Civil Engineering
As the project is closely linked to work carried out at the French
national research institute INRIA (in Grenoble), it is anticipated
that the student may also some spend some time in France during the

Variational data assimilation problems play a vital role in areas of
environmental modelling such as weather prediction, oceanography,
river hydraulics, groundwater modelling, pollutant transport and
environmental forensics. As a result, methods of data assimilation are
becoming increasingly important tools for analysis and prediction of
complex physical phenomena in various fields of science, engineering
and technology. The purpose of this project is to develop efficient
numerical techniques in this area.

Applicants should have, or be expecting to obtain in the near future,
a First Class or good Upper Second honours degree (or equivalent) in
mathematics, engineering or a mathematical science. An interest in
computational mathematics is essential, and some experience of
programming would also be desirable. The studentship is available for
UK/EU candidates subject to specific eligibility criteria (see for full
details). Details of how to apply can be found at


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:30:39 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 58(2)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms
Volume 58 Number 2

A cascadic multigrid method for a kind of semilinear elliptic problem,
Haixiong Yu, Jinping Zeng

Acceleration of randomized Kaczmarz method via the
Johnson=E2=80=93Lindenstrauss Lemma, Yonina C. Eldar, Deanna Needell

New higher-order methods for the simultaneous inclusion of polynomial
zeros, Miodrag S. Petkovic, Mimica R. Milo=C5=A1evic, Dusan M. Milosevic

Inverse functions of polynomials and its applications to initialize
the search of solutions of polynomials and polynomial systems, Joaquin
Moreno, A. Saiz

Schwarz preconditioned CG algorithm for the mortar finite element,
Talal Rahman

A new algorithm for index determination in DAEs using algorithmic
differentiation, Ren=C3=A9 Lamour, Dagmar Monett


From: Dale Strok <>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 16:29:09 -0400
Subject: Contents, Computing in Science & Engineering, 13(5)

Sept/Oct 2011 theme: New Directions

FROM THE EDITORS, "Top of the Charts", Isabel Beichl

BOOKS, "The GPU Revolution at Work", Martin Weigel

NEWS, "Software Engineering for Scientists", Diane Kelly, Spencer
Smith, Nicholas Meng

DATA MANAGEMENT, "XML Management for Bioinformatics Applications",
Lena Stromback, Juliana Freire

TUMOR MOTION PREDICTION, "Survey: Real-Time Tumor Motion Prediction
for Image-Guided Radiation Treatment", Poonam S. Verma, Huanmei Wu,
Mark P. Langer, Indra J. Das, George Sandison

CLIMATE IMPACT ANALYSIS, "Climate Change Modeling: Computational
Opportunities and Challenges", Dali Wang, Wilfred M. Post, Bruce
E. Wilson

JAVA PROGRAMMING, "ScalaLab: An Effective Scala-Based Scientific
Programming Environment for Java", Stergios Papadimitriou,
Konstantinos Terzidis, Seferina Mavroudi, Spiridon Likothanassis

WEATHER PREDICTION, "Coupling Advanced Modeling and Visualization to
Improve High-Impact Tropical Weather Prediction", Bo-Wen Shen, Wei-Kuo
Tao, Bryan Green

EDUCATION, "The Numerical Tours of Signal Processing Part 2:
Multiscale Processings" Gabriel Peyr=C3=A9,

VISUALIZATION CORNER, "Streaming-Enabled Parallel Data Flow Framework
in the Visualization ToolKit", Huy T. Vo, Jo=C3=A3o L.D. Comba, Berk
Geveci, Cl=C3=A1udio T. Silva

SCIENTIFC PROGRAMMING, "Moving Academic Department Functions to Social
Networks and Clouds: Initial Experiences", Konstantin L=C3=A4ufer, George
K. Thiruvathukal, David Dennis

NOVEL ARCHITECTURES, "Keeneland: Bringing Heterogeneous GPU Computing
to the Computational Science Community", Jeffrey S. Vetter, Richard
Glassbrook, Jack Dongarra, Karsten Schwan, Bruce Loftis, Stephen
McNally, Jeremy Meredith, James Rogers, Philip Roth, Kyle Spafford,
Sudhakar Yalamanchili

THE LAST WORD, "Standards Rule OK", Charles Day

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