Mathematics for Large Scale Computing
During recent years a great deal of interest has been devoted to large scale computing applications. This has occurred in great part because of the introduction of advanced high performance computer architectures. The book contains survey articles as well as chapters on specific research applications, development and analysis of numerical algorithms, and performance evaluation of algorithms on advanced architectures. The effect of specialized architectural features on the performance of large scale computation is also considered by several authors. Several areas of applications are represented, including the numerical solution of partial differential equations, iterative techniques for large structured problems, the numerical solution of boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations, numerical optimization, and numerical quadrature. Mathematical issues in computer architecture are also presented, including the description of grey codes for generalized hypercubes. The results presented in this volume give, in our opinion, a representative picture of today’s state of the art in several aspects of large scale computing.