NA Digest Saturday, January 16, 1988 Volume 88 : Issue 3

This weeks Editor: Cleve Moler

Today's Topics:


Date: Mon, 11 Jan 88 10:08:34 cst
From: David Levine <levine@anl-mcs.ARPA>
Subject: Argonne Parallel Programming Class

Argonne National Laboratory has set up an Advanced Computing
Research Facility (ACRF) for the study of parallel computing. It
currently features an 8-processor Alliant FX/8, a 20-processor
Encore Multimax, a 24-processor Sequent Balance 21000, a 32-processor
Intel iPSC hypercube, a 16-processor Intel iPSC-VX hypercube with
vector processors and a 1024-processor Active Memory Technology DAP.
Local projects utilizing the ACRF include investigations in parallel
logic programming and parallel linear algebra and the development of
portable parallel programming methodologies.

To encourage the use of the ACRF as a national facility, Argonne
is sponsoring classes to familiarize potential users with the ACRF
multiprocessors and parallel programming in general. The next classes
will be held on March 2-4, 1988 and April 27-29, 1988.

Topics to be covered include parallelizing compilers, the Monitor
and Schedule packages for portable parallel programming, hypercube
programming and programming the DAP. A portion of the third day will
be devoted to consideration of each attendee's particular project.
Fortran will be emphasized as the primary programming language. This
will be a hands-on class; at its completion participants will have
written and run programs on each machine, and should be familiar with
the ACRF environment.

Those interested in the classes should contact

Teri Huml
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439-4844
(312) 972-7163

There will be a $25.00 charge for this class, no financial support for
attendees is available.


Date: Mon, 11 Jan 88 15:41:33 CST
From: Phuong Vu <>
Subject: Numerical Software at Cray



The Mathematical Software Group at Cray Research, Inc.
located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota has immediate openings
for several numerical analysts to conduct algorithm development
and implementation of numerical software for both current and
future Cray machines. The Mathematical Software Group goal is
to provide a central place of expertise for vector and parallel
numerical algorithm development for Cray Research and to provide
Cray users with highly optimized computational kernels and libraries
to be used as building blocks for application programs.

Preference will be given to candidate with a Ph.D. or equivalent
experience in computer science / mathematics with some 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.

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 supported documents to, or call

Dr. Phuong Vu
Cray Research, Inc.
Mathematical Software Group
1345 Northland Drive
Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120
Tel: (612) 681-5608


Date: Mon, 11 Jan 88 16:18:19 MDT
Subject: Old "Supercomputer" for Sale

We have a CDC Cyber 760 for immediate sale. We purchased it new in 1979
and have been it's sole owner; it hasn't even been moved except around
new year's to roll it into our store-room. We paid CDC to dis-assemble
it, so it should run fine for any new owner. Purchase for spare parts
is also fine with us, we're just interested in highest bid. This is a
fine old "supercomputer" from before the invention of that phrase.
Specifically, 1 760 CPU with full 256 K (60-bit) words of CM, a full PP
chassis (20 PPs), a CC545 console, 10-ton condenser, 512K ECS, and other
related items (TMPC, etc.). We have no peripherals to sell at the moment
but we do also have a Cyber 840 we will phase out by the end of 1988.

Please respond directly to me as I'm not a subscriber to this list (yet).



Date: Mon, 11 Jan 88 21:07:43 CST
From: Phuong Vu <>
Subject: Change of address

Effective January 4th, 1988 my mailing address will be

Phuong Vu
Cray Research, Inc.
1345 Northland Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Tel: (612) 681-5608


Date: Fri, 15 Jan 88 09:12:48 EST
From: Rami Melhem <melhem%pitt@RELAY.CS.NET>
Subject: Conference to Honor Werner Rheinboldt

Recent Trends in Nonlinear Computational Mathematics and Mechanics

A conference in honor of Werner C. Rheinboldt on the occasion of his
sixtieth birthday is to be held at the Institute for Computational
Mathematics and Applications, University of Pittsburgh on March 9,
10, and 11, 1988.

The conference will focus on recent results on the computation of
solutions to problems in fluid and solid mechanics, areas of great
importance to the aerospace, nuclear, automotive, petroleum and
electronic industries. Special emphasis will be placed on algorithms
and analyses that deal with nonlinear aspects. Contributed papers
are invited in areas consistent with the conference themes. SIAM has
indicated an interest in publishing the conference proceedings.
Lectures will be presented by:

Eugene L. Allgower
Ivo Babuska
Garrett Birkhoff
Phillippe G. Ciarlet
James G. Glimm
James M. Hyman
Joseph W. Jerome
Herbert B. Keller
Gunter H. Meyer
Hans D. Mittelmann
Jorge J. More
J. Tinsley Oden
James M. Ortega
Richard S. Varga
Michael L. Wenner

To register, mail the registration form below to:

Ms. Catherine Morrow
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Computational Mathematics and Applications
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-8330
Electronic Mail (BITNET): TAP@PITTVMS

Advance registration fee (if postmarked by February 15) is $10. After
February 15 or at the conference, the fee is $15. A banquet honoring
Professor Rheinboldt will be held the evening of Thursday, March 10.
There is a charge of $25 for the banquet.

It is expected that limited funds will be available to support travel
to the conference for people without other sources of support.

The conference program and information about accommodation and
transportation will be mailed to registrants upon receipt of the
registration form.

The conference is being sponsored by the Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics and the Institute for Computational Mathematics and
Applications, and is being supported by the National Science Foundation,
the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the University of

.... Detach here and return to Ms. Catherine Morrow at the above address



____ Yes, I plan to attend. I have enclosed my registration fee of $10,
payable to the University of Pittsburgh ($15 after February 15).

____ I will attend the banquet. An additional $25 is enclosed.

____ I would like to contribute a paper. Title:

____ I would like information on accommodation and transportation.

____ I would like to apply for partial travel support, should funds
become available.

____ I am not ready to register yet, but please keep me on your mailing list.


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