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An analysis of scientific computing environments : a consumer's view

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dc.contributor.advisor Alan Edelman. en_US
dc.contributor.author Soni, Amit en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation for Design and Optimization Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T18:29:11Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T18:29:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/43797
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computation for Design and Optimization Program, 2008. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 53). en_US
dc.description.abstract In the last three decades, with rapid advancements in the hardware and software industry, a large number of commercial and free open source languages and software have evolved. Many of these are Very High Level Languages (VHLLs) which can be easily used for scientific computing purposes such as algorithm testing and engineering computations. However, this vast pool of resources has not been utilized to its full potential. In this analysis, we will be looking at various simple and complex problems and how they can be approached in various languages. All the results will be uploaded on a website in the form of a wiki intended to be accessible to everyone. By analyzing standard problems encountered frequently in scientific computing, this wiki provides the users a performance based report which they can use to choose the best option for their particular applications. Simultaneously, a lexicon of standard codes will help them in learning those options which they want to use so that fear is not a barrier. The analysis also addresses some incompatibility issues within languages and their impact. This work is a preliminary investigation as part of Professor Alan Edelman's participation in the Numerical Mathematics Consortium. We expect the scientific computing community to benefit from this research as a whole, as this analysis will give them better alternatives for their computational needs. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Amit Soni. en_US
dc.format.extent 53 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Computation for Design and Optimization Program. en_US
dc.title An analysis of scientific computing environments : a consumer's view en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation for Design and Optimization Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 261480570 en_US


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