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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

The Architecture of Scientific Software

IFIP TC2/WG2.5 Working Conference on the Architecture of Scientific Software October 2–4, 2000, Ottawa, Canada

Editors: Boisvert, Ronald F., Tang, Ping Tak Peter (Eds.)

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Scientific applications involve very large computations that strain the resources of whatever computers are available. Such computations implement sophisticated mathematics, require deep scientific knowledge, depend on subtle interplay of different approximations, and may be subject to instabilities and sensitivity to external input. Software able to succeed in this domain invariably embeds significant domain knowledge that should be tapped for future use. Unfortunately, most existing scientific software is designed in an ad hoc way, resulting in monolithic codes understood by only a few developers.
Software architecture refers to the way software is structured to promote objectives such as reusability, maintainability, extensibility, and feasibility of independent implementation. Such issues have become increasingly important in the scientific domain, as software gets larger and more complex, constructed by teams of people, and evolved over decades. In the context of scientific computation, the challenge facing mathematical software practitioners is to design, develop, and supply computational components which deliver these objectives when embedded in end-user application codes.
The Architecture of Scientific Software addresses emerging methodologies and tools for the rational design of scientific software, including component integration frameworks, network-based computing, formal methods of abstraction, application programmer interface design, and the role of object-oriented languages.
This book comprises the proceedings of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Conference on the Architecture of Scientific Software, which was held in Ottawa, Canada, in October 2000. It will prove invaluable reading for developers of scientific software, as well as for researchers in computational sciences and engineering.

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Architecture of Scientific Software
Book Subtitle
IFIP TC2/WG2.5 Working Conference on the Architecture of Scientific Software October 2–4, 2000, Ottawa, Canada
Editors
  • Ronald F. Boisvert
  • Ping Tak Peter Tang
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
60
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35407-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35407-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7339-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-6719-3
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 360
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