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Mail-From: MOLER created at 23-Jun-87 21:57:57

Date: Tue 23 Jun 87 21:57:57-PDT

From: Cleve Moler <MOLER@Score.Stanford.EDU>

To: na@Score.Stanford.EDU

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHODS

University of California, Los Angeles

January 14 - 16, 1988.

THEME

Domain Decomposition is a class of methods for solving mathematical physics

problems by decomposing the physical domain into smaller subdomains

and obtaining the solution by solving smaller problems on these subdomains.

The motivation may be: the ability to use different mathematical models

and approximation methods in different subdomains, use of fast direct

methods in subdomains, memory limitations of the computer and suitability

for implementation on parallel computers. Applications can be found in

many areas of scientific computing, such as computational fluid dynamics

and structural mechanics.

This is a sequel to the First International Symposium on Domain Decomposition

Methods held in Paris in January, 1987. The aim is to bring together

the leading researchers in this rapidly expanding and highly interdisciplinary

field to survey and review the progress that have been made since the last

symposium. There will be approximately 25 invited papers and a small

contributed papers/poster session. In selecting invited and contributed

papers, the organizational committee will try to keep a balance between the

mathematical development, the implementation on parallel computers and

applications.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE

James Bramble (Cornell),

Tony F. Chan (UCLA),

Roland Glowinski (Houston/INRIA),

Olof Widlund (NYU)

OTHER RELATED CONFERENCES

The annual AIAA meeting will be held in Reno, Nevada in the beginning of

the same week. The Third conference on Hypercube Concurrent Computers

and Applications will be held the following week (January 19-20, 1988)

in nearby Pasadena.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information will become available shortly. If you are interested

in participating in the symposium, please write to:

Prof. Tony F. Chan, Department of Mathematics, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave.,

Los Angeles, CA 90024. (Electronic mail: chan@math.ucla.edu)

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Mail-From: MOLER created at 23-Jun-87 21:59:03

Date: Tue 23 Jun 87 21:59:03-PDT

From: Cleve Moler <MOLER@Score.Stanford.EDU>

To: na@Score.Stanford.EDU

Colleagues--

As Gene indicated in a note last week, he and his portable

computer (a Zenith 181 -- a really nice machine) are off on a year-plus

long sabbatical. While he is gone, I'll be acting as moderator for

the NA.NET. Mark Kent, a Stanford CS grad student who has been assisting

Gene with some of the networking and administrative details, will be

even more help to me, since I don't know the Score operating system

very well.

Before Gene left, he, Mark and I talked about how we would like

to see the Net evolve. We all would like to see more contributions.

Personal items, problems, recommendations on equipment, software and

books, job opportunities, meeting and workshop announcements, and so on.

For example, a couple of months ago, Morven Gentleman described a

MacIntosh mathematical editing system that he particularly liked.

A few months before that, Alan Karp summarized a workshop he has been

to. Both contributions represented informed opinion about topics

of potential interest to this community. I'd like to see more

like them.

As moderator, I'll intercept contributions that I judge to be

irrelevant, in bad taste, or blatantly commercial. One rule used on

the Unix network seems to be a good one -- product announcements from

the companies originating the product are out of bounds, but product

critiques by disinterested users are welcome. Submit contributions to

NA@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

I plan to log to the Stanford system almost every day and, if there is

enough material, to send it out a couple of times per week.

On a personal note, as many of you already knew, or saw from

Gene's announcement, I've recently changed jobs. That's what brings

me close enough to SCORE.STANFORD to make it a local phone call.

I'm now with a Silicon Valley startup called Dana Computers. We're

building what we call a "single user supercomputer" -- a merger of

a graphics workstation and, for a single user, a good fraction of

a supercomputer in vector floating point performance. My title is

Manager of Scientific Software, but so far there is nobody else in

my group to manage. I'll be working with the math libraries and

third party application packages. I'll also be working a lot with

the compiler and graphics groups. The machine will be terrific for

MATLAB, but that's beginning to sound too commercial. If anybody

wants more information about either Dana or MATLAB/MathWorks, let me

know at NA.MOLER@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU.

--Cleve Moler

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