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Algorithm for the Ages: Better Way to Find Integer Relations

January 20, 2000

  Among the top ten "Algorithms of the Century" announced in the January/February, 2000, issue of Computing in Science and Engineering magazine is the integer-relation algorithm dubbed PSLQ, discovered by mathematician and sculptor Helaman Ferguson of Maryland's Center for Computing Sciences, and implemented in practical computer software by David Bailey, chief technologist of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley… Read More »

BOOMERanG Analysis Finds Flat Universe

December 12, 1999

  Newly released data from the 1997 North American test flight of BOOMERanG, which mapped anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) in a narrow strip of sky, show a pronounced peak in the CMB "power spectrum" at an angular scale of about one degree, strong evidence that the universe is flat. Analyzed at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the new data also suggest the existence… Read More »

CRD’s Costin Iancu to Present at NITRD Workshop on Software Sustainability

Costin Iancu of CRD’s Computer Languages and Systems Software (CLaSS) Group will give a short talk and present a poster at the Oct. 15-16 workshop on Computational Science & Engineering Software Sustainability and Productivity Challenges. An inter-agency workshop sponsored by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD), CSESSP Challenges will identify the unique issues around software productivity and sustainability faced by the NITRD computational science… Read More »