TFCC Newsletter
Volume 2, Number 2, November, 2000

IEEE Computer Society

Announcements about TFCC Activities and Achievements

Conference Announcements

Call for Papers - Conferences

Call for Papers - Journals

Journal Announcements

Special Issues on Cluster Computing in Journals



New Web Sites on Cluster Computing

Short Article - Cluster Computing in the Undergraduate Curriculum
By Dan Hyde, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

The IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) have a Joint Task Force on Computing Curricula to develop curricular guidelines for undergraduate programs in computing. Their web site is at

Traditionally this effort is done every ten years. The previous effort resulted in the report "IEEE/ACM Computing Curricula 1991." The Joint Task Force is heavily involved in developing a new report entitled "IEEE/ACM Computing Curricula 2001" to be published next year.

TFCC members Barry Wilkinson and Dan Hyde have been asked to write and submit as part of the report a course description for an upper-level undergraduate course in Cluster Computing.

Barry and Dan invite you to forward your ideas and suggestions on such a course. We have our own ideas but would like to solicit ideas and opinions from the much wider audience. If you know of a paper on a Cluster Computing Course that we should read, send us the URL or the reference.

If you are interested in contributing, look at the web page and especially at the Net-Centric Computing (NC) and Computational Science (CN) links.

This is a great opportunity to influence the undergraduate curricula in the USA and around the world for the next decade. Please send your suggestions to Dan Hyde by December 10th.

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