News From the Field
19th century math tactic gets a makeover--and yields answers up to 200 times faster
June 30, 2014
A relic from long before the age of supercomputers, the 169-year-old math strategy called the Jacobi iterative method, is widely dismissed today as too slow to be useful. But thanks to a curious, numbers-savvy Johns Hopkins University engineering student and his professor, it may soon get a new lease on life.
Johns Hopkins University
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, its budget is $7.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 48,000 competitive proposals for funding, and makes about 11,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
Get News Updates by Email
Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/