Term Papers and Presentations
Posted Tuesday, May 1:
Instructions for term-paper:

1. Use the SIGPLAN class files at this URL: http://dynopt.org/ppopp-2012/

The website also has a template that shows how to use this style.

2. Here is one suggested organization for your paper.
You do not have to follow it exactly, but make sure this information appears in your paper.

- Abstract: a summary of the problem, the approach you took, and the most important accomplishments of your work.

- Introduction: description of the problem you attacked, why it is important and interesting, the overall approach you took, and organization of rest of paper

- Previous work: summarize the state of the art

- Narrative of the approach you took to solve the problem. This might be several sections long.

- Experimental results

- What you learned from the project, what worked, what did not work, what came as a surprise

- Conclusions and future work: what are the main problems left unsolved by your work?

AMD Lecture on Thursday, Mar 1
Posted Thursday, Feb 23:

• Reminder: On Thursday, Mar 1 the class meets in ACES 2.402 for the AMD lecture.

Accounts on TACC
Posted Thursday, Feb 16:

• Please visit https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/ and create a user account for yourself.
• Please use the same last name you have on blackboard so I can find your account and add you to the appropriate project group.

Clarifications on Assignment 1 Problem 3
Posted Tuesday, Feb 7:

• (A) To set up the difference equation for backward-Euler, follow these steps:
1. Start from the differential equation
2. Replace the second derivative with the given discretization for the second derivative
3. Replace the right-hand side of the equation with the value of y at the appropriate time step
You should get a second-order recurrence equation. To solve this equation numerically, you need two starting values for y. Use y(0) = 0, and y(1) = delta-x.
• (B) Some of you pointed out to me that since y(10*pi) is zero, "1% of the exact value of y(10*pi)" is zero! OK, let's replace "1% of the exact value of y(10*pi)" with "lying within the interval [-0.01, 0.01]". If you have interpreted this some other way, just state clearly how you interpreted it and you will get full credit as long as your interpretation makes sense.

Posted Tuesday, Feb 7:

• Read and critique the following two papers:
• Please use the following template for writing your critiques: Critique Template.
• Turn in a separate critique for each paper.
• The reading assignments are to be done individually.
• Due on Tuesday, Feb 14.

Project Groups
Posted Tuesday, Feb 7:

• Form groups of 2-3 people.
• Email group names to Reza.
• Project presentations: this Thursday 12:30-2 in ACES 4.304.
• Send project choices (2) to Reza by Friday 5pm.

Assignment 1
Posted Tuesday, Feb 1: