Team tropics

Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Inria / Raweb 2004
Project: tropics

Project : tropics

Section: Overall Objectives

The TROPICS team is at the junction of two research domains:

The second aspect of our work (optimization in Scientific Computing), is thus at the same time the motivation and the application domain of the first aspect (program analysis and transformation, and gradients through AD). Concerning AD, our goal is to automatically produce derivative programs that can compete with the hand-written sensitivity and adjoint programs which exist in the industry. We implement our ideas and algorithms into the tool tapenade, which is developed and maintained by the project. Apart from being an AD tool, tapenade is also a platform for other analyses and transformations of scientific programs. tapenade is easily available. We provide a web server, and alternatively a version can be downloaded from our web server. Practical details can be found in section 5.1.

Our present research directions are :


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