IFIP WG 2.5 INACTIVE PROJECTS

 

 

 

The first individual of the "Principal participants" is the project leader.

Project	Project name		Principal	Began/		Comments
number				participants	completed	

1.	Machine parameters	Ford		1975/78		Final version officially endorsed by 
 								IFIP.
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2.	Classification		Fosdick		1975/82		Group will follow progress, but not 
								take any action at this	time. 
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3.	Critique of Fortran 	John Reid	1975/77		Dropped in view of other interactions 
	Standards						with X3J3.

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4.	Minimal hardware 	Reinsch, Hull	1975/78		See C.H. Reinsch 'Principals and 
	requirements						preferences for computer arithmetic', 
								SIGNUM Newsletter 14 (1979), 12-27.
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5.	Fortran dialects	Gear		1975/77		Dropped in view of other Fortran 
								activity. See project 20.

6.	Transportability	Battiste	1975/76		See B. Ford 'Preparing conventions for 
								parameters for transportable numerical 
								software'. In 'Portability of numerical
								software', ed. W. Cowell, Lecture Notes 
								in Computer Science, 57 (1977), 68-91, 
								Springer-Verlag.

								See also projects 1, 16, and 34.
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7.	Guidelines for 		Smith		1975/81		Covered by Toolpack.
	transportable 
	evaluation tools		
	
8.	Criteria for evaluating	Stetter		1975/79		Interpreted as covered by Baden 
	quadrature, ODE and 					conference on performance evaluation,	
	integral equation software				see project 18.

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9.	Aids for software 	Einarsson	1975/81		Left 'for the present' in 1977. 
	generation and 						Covered by Toolpack.
	evaluation	
		
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10.	Documentation		Ford		1975/81		To be covered by information systems 
								work.
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11.	Bibliography		Einarsson	1975/79		Final version in Berkeley Report and 
								in J. Comp. Appl. Math.

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12.	Hardware features	Reinsch, Hull	1975/79		See IFIP/WG 2.5 (Toronto-14) 414 and 
								IFIP/WG 2.5 (Toronto-15) 415. 
								Superseded by Project 36.

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13.	Communication languages	Lawson, Gear	1975/81		Dropped.

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14.	Desirable language 	Dekker, Hull,	1975/81		Covered by Boulder conference,
	features for numerical 	Lawson, John Reid		see project 23.
	programming		

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15.	Non-numerical aids 	Einarsson	1975/81		Dropped in view of Toolpack.
	for numerical testing			

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16.	Guidelines for 		Smith		1975/80		Covered by Argonne meeting and 
	transportable software					superseded by transportability 
								tutorial, project 34.
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17.	Proposals to X3J3 on 	John Reid,	1976/78		None included in Fortran 77.
	intrinsics, MAP and 	Smith, et al.
	double complex			

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18.	Performance evaluation Fosdick, Stetter	1975/79		Conference 1978.
	(Wo Co 1)						Proceedings published 1979.

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19.	Analytic algorithms 	Yanenko, Shokin, 1977/82	
	and symbolic 		Feldman,Gentleman,		
	manipulation		Stetter, Ford, 
				Gaffney, 

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21.	Design objectives			1977/81		Added to the 'waiting list' at 
								Amsterdam. Dropped.

22.	Certification		Ford		1977/81		Dropped.

23.	The relationship 	Lawson, 	1977/82		Conference 1981.
	between numerical 	John Reid,			Proceedings published 1982.
	computation and         Fosdick
	programming languages 
	(Wo Co 2)		

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24.	Numerical software 	Rice, Einarsson	1977/84		Conference 1983. 
	for partial differential				Proceedings published 1984.
	equations 
	(Wo Co 3)

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25.	IEEE floating-point 	Cody, Brown,	1978/08		Supportive statement sent from IFIP 
	arithmetic standard	Einarsson, Kulisch,		to IEEE. Binary standard
				Snyder				approved in 1985. Radix-independent 
								version approved in 1987.
								Revised standard in 2008.
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26.	Review of Ada		Dekker, Smith,	1978/86	  	Dropped in favour of project 33.
				Ford, Gentleman,		
				Aird, Brown		

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27.	Open systems 		John Reid,	1978/90		Monitoring OSI activity at the 
	interconnection		Einarsson, Vouk			request of TC2. Closed 1990.
								
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28.	Survey of distribution	Lawson		1978/83		Dropped.
	centres	

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29.	Intrinsic functions	John Reid,	1978/79		Document 511 published in SIGNUM 
			        Smith				Newsletter, Algol Bulletin,
								and SIGPLAN Notices. Continuing work
								with X3J3 committee.
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30.	Complex double 		John Reid,	1978/79		Document 510 published in SIGNUM 
	precision	        Smith		        	Newsletter, IMANA Newsletter, and 
								IMA Bulletin.
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31.	Array facilities in 	John Reid,	1978/85		Proposals made to X3J3. See Project 20.
	Fortran 8X		Rice, Smith, Paul		

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32.	General precision data	Smith		1980/84		Letters sent to X3J3 after the Harwell
 	type for Fortran 8x					and Boulder meetings. Now accepted 
								by X3J3 committee.
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33.	Numerical features of	Aird, Ford,	1980/92		Ford, Delves and Dekker are members of
	Ada 			Gentleman,			the Ada Europe Numerics Working Group.
				Dekker, Lawson			Cody, Ford, and Smith are members of
				Smith, Delves,			SigADANumerics Working Group.
				Cody, Lawson,	
				Gaffney
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34.	Transportability 	Ford, Smith,	1980/90		Closed. See also projects 6 and 16.
	tutorial		Fosdick, Vouk,		
				Feldman, Gentleman
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35.	Information systems	Ford, Schryer,	1981/87		Dropped.
				Brown	

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36.	Hardware features	Rice, Hull	1980/83		Dropped. See also projects 4 and 12.

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37.	Array processing	Paul, Rice,	1981/90
				John Reid, Delves	 

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38.	Pointers, dynamic	John Reid, 	1981/88		Proposals made to X3J3. 	
	storage management, 	Smith, Feldman,			See project 20.
	list processing	        Brown
	in Fortran	

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39.	Precision control	Hull, Brent	1981/88		Completed.	

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40.	Testing methodology	Hull, Wright,	1981/90		Closed.
				Vouk, Cody
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41.	Specification of	Cody, Brent,	1981		Consider exceptions as part
 	elementary functions	Hull, Lawson,			of specifications.
				Tang, Walter	

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42.	Problem solving 	Ford, Chatelin,	1981/86		Conference 1985.
	environments		Machura				Proceedings published 1987.
	(Wo Co 4)	

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43.	Transportability for 	Battiste, Ford,	1981/92		Renamed "Programming and Presentation 
	micros			Hanson,	Gentleman,		of Numeric Software for
				Feldman				Microcomputer Users" 1986.

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44.	Arithmetic 		Hull, Smith,	1981/90		Merged with project 63.
	specification		Battiste, Cody,		
				Lawson		
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45.	Fortran as an assembler	Brown, Feldman	1981/83		Dropped.
	language

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48.	Event handling in 	Hull, Ford,	1983/88		Merged with project 20.
	Fortran 8X		John Reid, Smith,		
				Stetter, Delves,
				Feldman
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49.	Real numbers in OSI	Lawson,		1983/84		Dropped.
				Einarsson, 
                                John Reid	
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50.	Modules for linear 	Rice, Ford,	1983/90		Emphasis on language independence.
	algebra			John Reid, Smith,		Closed.
				Dekker, Delves, 
				Bercovier		
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51.	Use of special purpose 	Chatelin,       1983/92	        Reopened 2009 as project 72
	hardware for numerical 	Brent, Gentleman,	
	computation		Paul, Lazarov

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52.	Software for 		Gentleman,	1984/89		Conference 1988.
	asynchronous execution 	Smith, Hanson,			Proceedings published 1989.
	(Wo Co 5)		Rice, Huddleston,		
				Paul, Einarsson,
				Aird, Chatelin, 
				Dekker, Delves,
				Wright, Ford, Feldman

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53.	Software for parallel	Rice,    	1984/94		Closed.
 	synchronous execution	John Reid,
	                        Gentleman, Sorensen	

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54.	Exception handling	Hull, Smith,	1984/90		Merges with project 63.
				John Reid	
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55.	Extensions of the BLAS	Hanson, Rice,	1984/87		Standardization activity
				Ford, John Reid,		initiated. Workshop organized.
				Smith, Lawson,			Papers published in TOMS.
				Aird, Reinsch	
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57.	Licensing of software	Einarsson, 	1985/87		Group will follow progress,
				Battiste, Aird,			but not take any action at
				Ford, Wright			this time (Argonne, 1986).
								Dropped.
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58.	Requirements for 	Stetter,	1985/88		Project merged with
	documentation of 	Chatelin, Smith,		project 56 (Como 1987
	numerical software	Paul, Cody, John Reid,		and Stanford 1988).
				Dekker, Vouk	
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59.	Measuring the 		Gentleman,	1985/94		Topic discussed at Wo Co 5,
	effectiveness of	Feldman, Rice,			project 52. Closed.
	parallel architecture	Du Croz, Paul,	
				Kulisch, Chatelin,
				Delves, Houstis
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60.	Non-lingual programming	Einarsson,	1985/92		New name: "Programming
	(Wo Co 6)		Gentleman, Rice,		environments for high-level
				Ford, Kulisch,			scientific problem solving",
				Feldman, Fosdick		conference 1991,
				Bercovier, Gaffney,		proceedings published 1992.
				Vouk, Houstis, Calmet,
				Chang, Schreiner
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61.	Numerical Software in   Vouk, Smith,	1986/90		Merged with project 47.
	fault-tolerant 		Stetter, Rump
	environment

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62.	Applications of		Hanson, 	1986
	Extended BLAS		Du Croz, Ford,
				Hammarling,
				John Reid, Lawson, 
				Smith, Dekker,
				Dongarra, Dekker,
				Gaffney, Delves,
				Bercovier, Te Riele
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63.	Semantics of Numeric	Feldman, Hull,	1986		Projects 44 and 54 were
	Computation in		Aird, Stetter, 			merged-in in 1990.
	Programming Languages	John Reid, Paul, Cody,
				Ford, Dekker, Hanson,
				Hodgson, Smith, Battiste,
				Lawson

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64.	C-language		Feldman, Ford,	1987		Including standardization
				Delves, Gentleman,		monitoring. Cody and Vouk
				Smith, Vouk,			have been members of NCEG
				Lawson, Dekker,			since 1989.
				Paul, Einarsson,
				Fosdick
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66.	Wo Co 7			Feldman, Vouk,	1992		Mathematical and Scientific 
	Quality of Numerical	Einarsson, 			Computation: Interfaces in
	Software		Fosdick,Dekker,			and Integration of Scientific
				Ford, Grosse, Houstis,		Computation.
				McAllister, Sorensen,		Conference 1996.
				Rice, Wright, Chatelin,		Proceedings published 1997.
				Hammarling, Du Croz		Inspired by project 56.

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67.	Portability of Message 	Gropp, Hanson,	1994
	Passing Systems		Vouk, Walter

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68.  	Handbook on Accuracy 	Einarsson et al	1995/2005       Book published July 2005.
	and Reliability 					Original title: "How to
	in Scientific Computing 				describe Numerical Software"

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Complement to the book
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70.	Wo Co 8			Gentleman,	1996		Conference 2000.
	The Architecture	Ford, Rice,			Proceedings published 2001.
	of Scientific		Hanson, Smith,
	Software		Vouk

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71. 	Open Math		Stetter,	1996-2009
				Gentleman, Ford,
				Rice, Boisvert
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73.	API for Discrete 	Tang, Ford,	1997-2009	Original title:
	Fourier Transforms	Smith, Kulisch			Parallel FFTs and their
								Implementations.

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DFTI - a new interface for Fast Fourier Transform libraries, P. T. Tang, 
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 31, 4 (Dec. 2005), 475-507.

74.     Backward Compatibility  Douglas         2005-2013       CLOSED
        Issues in Scripting
        Languages 

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75.     Principles for API      Douglas         2005-2012        New but inactive
        Design for Numerical    Gropp
        Computing

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76.     Wo Co 10                Boisvert, Ford, 2006-2012        Uncertainty Quantification
                                Smith, Pool,                     in Scientific Computation
                                Einarsson

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77.     Use of special purpose  Ian Reid,       2009            Merged with project 65
        hardware for numerical  Douglas, Hanson, 
        computation, Part 2     Enright

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