Max Planck Institute and Numerical Algorithms Group Partnership Renewed

Highly regarded research institution, Max Planck, signs large scale licence agreement for use of NAG software components & tools.

February 2006. NAG, the world's leading provider of mathematical and statistical software components for academia, announces a renewed and extended partnership with the German research institution, Max Planck Institute. This new agreement provides researchers and postgraduate students at the institutes with unlimited access to NAG's globally renowned numerical libraries, compilers and tools.

NAG has a long and successful track record of developing the highest quality mathematical libraries and development tools. As a worldwide not for profit organization which began as a university project, NAG has an innate understanding of needs in research and teaching evidenced by its strong links with research and teaching establishments. The esteemed Max Planck Institute is regarded as being at the forefront of scientific exploration and is devoted to cutting-edge research. Researchers at the institutes need to have implicit trust in the numerical software underpinning their work and therefore chose NAG as their provider of these vital components because of NAG's unrivalled capabilities and functionality.

This agreement provides several institutes at Max Planck with a selection of NAG's highly regarded numerical libraries, including Fortran 77, Fortran 90, C, and Data Mining Components as well as the NAGWare f95 Compiler. Through the agreement researchers at the Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, the Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, the Institute for Solid State Research, the Institute of Microstructure Physics, the Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences and the RZG Institute will receive new releases of the software as they become available. These regular updates will ensure that researchers at the institutes have continual access to the world's most trusted and accurate numerical algorithms. In addition, researchers can benefit from the unrivalled support provided by the NAG experts who created the software.

Speaking of the agreement, Rob Meyer, CEO of NAG, said "We are especially pleased to extend our relationship with the Max Planck Institute because it puts a broad selection of NAG tools readily in the hands of researchers there. It also signals their confidence in NAG's commitment to continued development of the tools that make their researchers more effective and efficient. We appreciate their faith in NAG and its commitment to quality products and expert support."

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