New Services to underpin and innovate your numerical computing revealed by NAG

SC13, Denver, USA | 17 - 22 November 2013 | Booth #1716

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has revealed new services to enable users of numerical computing to benefit from NAG's 4 decades of experience and expertise in numerical solutions. Numerical computing is the core of much of modern business analytics, data processing, modelling and research - i.e. it is often fundamental to the operations and future of the business. Thus, it is critical to be able to rely on the results of numerical computing and to be able to develop a computing advantage over competitors. NAG has delivered proven solutions in this area through its trusted Numerical Libraries for over 4 decades. In response to customer interest, NAG is now launching its Numerical Services to deliver the expertise and experience behind these highly reputed Libraries directly to developers and users of numerical computing applications - whether they use NAG products or not. This follows the success of NAG's HPC Services business and enables customer access to the full range of NAG experts - numerical analysts, computer scientists, mathematicians, algorithm developers, software engineers, and more.

At the world's largest HPC event, SC13 (, NAG will be showing how the utilization of NAG expertise can be the bridge to an organisation's cutting-edge use of numerical computation. For example, one pervasive issue driving the need for such services is the changes in hardware towards greater parallelism, sometimes resulting in codes experiencing diminished performance or incorrect results. NAG now provides a full range of support including HPC services, software and algorithm tuning, custom algorithm development, numerical method selection and specialist numerical and parallel code training, and much more.

Recent successes of the NAG Numerical Services include:

✔ Helping a pharmaceutical company deliver a tool to run scenario analysis on complete product lifecycles with robust and tested methods
✔ A consumer products firm, with a focus on pricing models, used NAG to access some sophisticated regression techniques
✔ The financial systems division of a technology services company needed NAG to enhance key statistical models
✔ An analysis and pricing firm used NAG to help speed up their application by x 10
✔ A precision engineering business had NAG verify their in-house algorithms

NAG continues to provide world-class flexible, robust and trusted parallelised numerical algorithm libraries for accelerators (Xeon Phi, NVIDIA, CUDA), for HPC (OpenCL, OpenMP, MPI) and for languages/environments (C, C++, C#, F#, VB, .NET, Fortran, Java, Excel/VBA, LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, R). The NAG Libraries, including the NAG Library for SMP & Multicore and the NAG Toolbox for MATLAB have recently been expanded with more algorithms for manycore/multicore plus functionality in the areas of:

  • Multi-start (global) optimization
  • Non-negative least squares (local optimization)
  • Nearest correlation matrix
  • Inhomogeneous time series
  • Gaussian mixture model
  • Confluent hypergeometric function (1F1)
  • Brownian bridge & random fields
  • Best subsets
  • Real sparse eigenproblems
  • Matrix functions
  • Two stage spline approximation

More information on NAG's Numerical Services and Products or visit the NAG booth (#1716) at SC13.

About NAG

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is dedicated to applying its unique expertise in numerical engineering to delivering high-quality computational software and high performance computing services. For over 40 years NAG experts have worked closely with world-leading researchers in academia and industry to create powerful, reliable and flexible software which today is relied on by tens of thousands of individual users, as well as numerous independent software vendors. NAG serves its customers from offices in Oxford, Manchester, Chicago, Tokyo and Taipei, through staff in France and Germany, as well as via a global network of distributors.

Contact at SC13:

David Cassell, Product Marketing Manager, NAG.
Booth 1716 or

General Press Contact:

Katie O'Hare, Marketing Communications Manager, NAG. |+44 (0)1865 511245