Tuesday, July 11

The Role of Java in Scientific Computing

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Rio Mar 7

Java has become a household word in the age of the World Wide Web. Behind all the press releases is a surprisingly capable general-purpose programming language and environment which is beginning to be applied to serious scientific applications. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Java in these contexts? This minisymposuim will focus on the use of the Java programming language for numerical and scientific computing. The speakers will assess the performance of Java, describe new libraries and applications, and provide an update on-going community efforts to improve the language and develop standards for numerical computing.

Organizers: Ronald F. Boisvert and Roldan Pozo
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
10:30-10:55 Java Prospects and Plans: The Java Grande Forum Numerics Working Group
Ronald F. Boisvert, Organizer
11:00-11:25 Performance Evaluation of Java for Numerical Computing
Roldan Pozo, Organizer
11:30-11:55 Numerical Intensive Computing with Java: Language, Libraries, and Compiler Issues
José E. Moreira, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
12:00-12:25 High-Performance Java Codes for CFD and Sparse Matrix Computations
Siddhartha Chatterjee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

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