Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Boost for terascale computer research," News in Brief, Nature, 23 August 2001.

The U.S. Department of Energy announces plans to support 51 researchprojects that will cost US$57 million in the first year alone. The ScientificDiscovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) initiative will developsoftware for researchers to run simulations on terascale computers that cancarry out up to a trillion operations per second. Among the applicationswill be work in climate modeling and fluid dynamics.

--- Annette Emerson