NAG Press Releases
- Oxfordshire ‘Employer of the Year Award’ finalist position for the Numerical Algorithms Group
8 May 2013 – The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) are delighted to announce to that it has achieved finalist position in the 'Employer of the Year' category of the Oxfordshire Business Awards.
- The NAG Fortran Library receives a major update including new optimizers
1 May 2013 – The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announces new numerical functionality added to its numerical library for Fortran. The new functionality included at Mark 24 of the NAG Fortran Library brings the number of available routines to over 1,700, all of which are expertly documented including extensions in the areas of multivariate methods, optimization, wavelet transforms, time series analysis, random number generators, special functions, correlation.
- NAG Announces New ‘Scholarship in Statistics’ at the University of Hong Kong
March 2013 – The Numerical Algorithms Group, experts in numerical libraries and HPC services, are delighted to announce a new scholarship programme with the University of Hong Kong. The NAG Scholarship in Statistics will be awarded twice in the academic year 2012/2013. The first will be awarded to an MPhil or PhD candidate studying in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science for the best thesis where NAG software is used.
- The Numerical Algorithms Group release the NAG Library for Java
6th February 2013 - The NAG Library for Java programmers has been announced by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG). This NAG Library for Java provides access to over 1,600 routines to aid researchers, engineers, scientists, business and financial analysts, and others who develop applications in Java.
- NAG reveals customers across 5 continents benefit from NAG HPC Services & Consulting
At SC12 today (14 November), NAG reveals that the benefits of NAG High Performance Computing (HPC) expertise are now enjoyed by customers across 5 of the 6 inhabited continents – North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and Asia.
- NAG announces support for IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputers
12 November 2012. At SC12 in Salt Lake City, USA, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announces the availability of their high quality numerical libraries for IBM’s Blue Gene/Q® third generation massively parallel supercomputer from IBM. This follows successful testing on the JUQUEEN supercomputer in Jülich, Germany. The JUQUEEN Blue Gene/Q® at Forschungszentrum Jülich is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS). Sequoia, another Blue Gene/Q® at LLNL became the world’s most powerful known supercomputer in June 2012, taking the top spot in the Top500 list.
- NAG delivers numerical software quality for Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors
At SC12 today (12 November), NAG announces numerical software and services to support customer adoption of Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. Routines from the NAG Library, running on the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, offload intensive computations to the coprocessor when it is efficient to do so. This enables users to exploit the power of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor transparently.
- The NAG Library for C and C++ programmers receives a major update including new optimizers
12 September 2012 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announces new numerical functionality added to its numerical library for C and C++ programmers. The new functionality at Mark 23 of the NAG C Library brings the number of routines to 1452, all of which are expertly documented and includes two entirely new chapters plus extensions in the areas of statistics, nonlinear equations, wavelet transforms, ordinary differential equations, interpolation, surface fitting, optimization, matrix operations, linear algebra, large scale linear systems, and special functions.
- NAG Fortran Compiler now supports OpenMP and more new language features
15 August 2012 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announce the availability of a significant update to their highly standard-conformant, error-checking, Fortran Compiler. Release 5.3 of the NAG Fortran Compiler, together with the associated NAG Fortran Builder development environment for Microsoft Windows, can now be downloaded from the organization's website www.nag.com.
- The NAG Toolbox for MATLAB® is updated with extensive new functionality and to improve ease of use
26 July 2012 - The Numerical Algorithms Group announces new numerical functionality added to its NAG Toolbox for MATLAB® at the latest release (Mark 23). The new functionality brings the number of functions within the NAG Toolbox to 1535 – making it the world’s largest toolbox for MATLAB. In addition to the 149 new numerical functions, a major enhancement, based on user feedback, focuses on improving ease of use.
- Financial Risk Management through High Performance Computing - New Partnership for NAG
July 2012 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is delighted to announce its partnership with the HPCFinance network. Numerical algorithms in the NAG Library are used by practitioners in the finance industry around the world to reliably perform their complex computations whether that be managing risk or optimizing hedge fund performance. In conjunction with developing numerical algorithm libraries, NAG provides world-class high performance computing (HPC) services via a dedicated team of in-house HPC experts. The nature of NAG's software development coupled with their HPC expertise aligned perfectly with the stated goals of the new HPCFinance network making them natural partners. NAG will be providing HPC services training and software to the HPCFinance researchers enabling their computational finance research.
- NAG announces new numerical routines specially tuned for OpenMP at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC12) in Hamburg
June 2012 - The NAG Library for SMP & Multicore, a de facto standard for numerical code, has been extended with an additional group of algorithms, specifically engineered for the current generation of computer systems. With new functions in important areas that include Optimization, Statistics, Matrix operations, PDE solvers and ODE solvers, the update to the NAG Library for SMP & Multicore will benefit many new and existing software developers who run code a multiple core systems.
- NAG Attains the UK's Investors in People Gold Standard
March 2012 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is awarded the UK's highest official Investors in People (IIP) standard after a stringent review process. NAG has always prided itself on its ethos of investing in its most precious asset, its employees, and so it made perfect sense to try to obtain the highest formal acknowledgement of this via IIP.
- NAG is delighted to support the Manchester Girl Geeks!
February 2012 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is delighted to announce its first collaboration of 2012 with the sponsorship of the Manchester Girl Geeks. The not-for-profit group, based in Manchester UK is part of the Girl Geek Dinner network, which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Fortran standards editor wins important IEC award
January 2012 - A Principal Technical Consultant at NAG has been selected to receive the prestigious 'IEC 1906 Award' for his services to international technical standards.
- The Numerical Algorithms Group receives internationally recognised quality award
December 2011 - Following an independent assessment The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has been awarded ISO 9001 certification. ISO 9001 is an international standard, recognised world-wide, that addresses the requirements of quality management systems and gaining certification to this level highlights NAG's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
- Building a better nuclear reactor with NAG
November 2011 - Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and STFC Daresbury Laboratory (DL) who are employing the HECToR supercomputer to investigate radiation damage in containers have been making use of NAG’s expertise in HPC software engineering.
- Computational support for supercomputer service passes 50 person years
November 2011 - Fifty years of expert skills have been allocated by NAG for computational science and engineering projects associated with the UK National HPC Service.
- Numerical Algorithms Group announces new functionality for the NAG Library
July 2011 - NAG has announced the availability of the latest NAG Fortran Library. The Library contains over 1,700 powerful, reliable and flexible algorithms, ready for use from a wide range of operating systems, languages, environments and packages.
- NAG participating in Intel Many Integrated Core developments
June 2011 - Working closely with Intel Corporation in the evaluation of the suitability of Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture for advanced numerical algorithms. A focused development team at NAG has had early access to the Intel MIC software development platform (codenamed “Knights Ferry”) and early versions of the associated software stack.
- Over 1,000 people have now benefitted from on-going HPC training program
May 2011 - The purpose of the courses is to equip users to effectively use HPC computers, in particular HECToR - short for High-End Computing Terascale Resource, a Research Councils UK high end computing service. The HPC training programme covers topics ranging from getting started on the system to improving parallel application performance and scalability on distributed memory machines. Although aimed mainly at HECToR users, the courses may also be of interest to a wider community. Training courses are held at NAG's offices or at various universities.
- Open Petascale Libraries (OPL) Project, Initiated by Fujitsu, Appoints NAG as Project Librarian
November 2010 - The Open Petascale Libraries (OPL) project, initiated by Fujitsu and announced at Supercomputing 2010, has appointed the Numerical Algorithms Group as the OPL Project Librarian. NAG will be the custodian of the library source code and will be producing periodic binary releases, as well as providing some of the algorithmic content.
- The Chicken or the Egg? NAG provides an essential ingredient to help researchers find the answer
November 2010 - When researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield decided to use the UK's national academic supercomputer HECToR to study a problem in egg shell formation, they made use of NAG HPC software engineering expertise.
- US Climate Change Research Expected to Proceed Faster with High Accuracy NAG Computing Algorithms
November 2010 - Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) doing advanced modeling with the Climate Modeling and Research System (CMRS), will now be able to use the widely respected numerical routines of the NAG Library on the new Cray XT6 supercomputer, know as Gaea.
- Rigorously Tested Numerical Routines for .NET Now Available Worldwide - NAG Library for .NET
October 2010 - Researchers, business and financial analysts, engineers, scientists and others who develop applications in the Microsoft™ .NET environment and program in C#, Visual Basic, Visual C++ or F# can now incorporate the methods from one of the most extensively tested and comprehensively documented numerical libraries in the world, The NAG Library, by using a new version developed specifically for that environment.
- Tsinghua University deploys the NAG Library
October 2010 - Internationally acclaimed Tsinghua University, reportedly chosen by the majority of China's top ranking college applicants and whose prestigious graduates include both the current President and Vice President of China, has signed a cooperate agreement for a campus-wide license with Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) via NAG's Taiwan office.
- NAG Joins Fifth Annual DemandTec Retail Challenge Scholarship Competition
October 2010 - DemandTec, Inc. today announced the start of the Fifth Annual DemandTec Retail Challenge, a math and science scholarship competition. High school seniors across the United States compete to win a monetary scholarship toward the college of their choice and the opportunity to ring the NASDAQ OMX Stock Market closing bell on January 10 2011 in New York City. The Fifth Annual DemandTec Retail Challenge has secured the highest number of corporate sponsors since its establishment, including the generosity of a new regional sponsorship commitment from FreshDirect in addition to previously announced regional sponsors, Deloitte, General Mills, Giant Eagle, Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, Netezza, Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), RAM Communications, RetailWire, Target Corporation, and Tops Friendly Markets.
- State-of-the-Art Fortran Compiler Released NAG Fortran Builder 5.2
August 2010 - Scientists, quantitative analysts, engineers and other researchers who need speed, accuracy and portability for their Fortran code can now obtain the newest release of what is widely regarded as one of the best checking compilers - Fortran Builder 5.2 from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG). This release features a virtually complete implementation of the latest Fortran 2003 standard and an integrated development environment.
- More Numerical Functions for C & C++ Developers
July 2010 - The largest commercially available collection of numerical algorithms for C and C++, the NAG C Library, widely used for application development, has now been expanded by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) with the addition of over 150 functions for a total of well over 1300 user-callable functions many of which are key to a wide variety of areas of research.
- Guide for Solving Optimization Problems Now Available from NAG
July 2010 - Worldwide researchers, engineers, financial engineers and scientists working in many fields seeking the most appropriate way to solve difficult optimization problems can get easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to select the best-suited local or global optimization routines for their purposes by making use of the Numerical Algorithms Group's (NAG) Decision Trees for optimization.
- Numerical Algorithms Group and Zircon Computing Announce Case Study Results
June 2010 - Significant Performance gain is easily achieved, Sequential Heston calibration computation reduced. Zircon Computing and NAG today announced the results of work performed by Goethe University Frankfurt.
- More GPU Routines for Technical Research from the Numerical Algorithms Group
4 May 2010 -. Developers and researchers who are interested in achieving top performance from GPUs in diverse applications using Monte Carlo simulations can now obtain an updated version of NAG numeric routines for GPUs from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).
- University of Rome, Masters Student Wins NAG Financial Mathematics Prize
May 2010 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), provider of numerical software and HPC services is delighted to announce the winner of the NAG Financial Mathematics Prize.
- New Numerical Algorithms for Technical Computing - Release of the NAG Library for SMP & multicore
15 April 2010 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announce the launch of the NAG Library for SMP & multicore. Mathematical and statistical algorithms optimized for performance on multicore architectures have become key to progress in a wide array of applications in scientific research, energy development, quantitative financial analyses, modeling and simulations to solve engineering problems, drug discovery and genomic research, etc.
- NAG Prize 2010 awarded at first Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference
April 2010 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), provider of numerical software and HPC services is delighted to announce the winners of the NAG Prize 2010 at the first Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference.
- NAG announces new partnership for Mexico
2 March 2010 - At the First International Supercomputing Conference, Mexico, NAG and Global Computing S.A. de C.V. announce a new partnership to distribute its globally renowned numerical libraries and compiler products in Mexico and to provide training and related technical services.
- Numerical Algorithms Group Marks 40th Anniversary by Expanding the NAG Student Awards Program
March 2010 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), announces that it will mark its 40th anniversary in 2010 by expanding its student prize program, with a new awards intended to cultivate the next generation of numerical software talent worldwide. The new NAG 40th Anniversary Awards are intended to help nurture the next generation of leaders in science and computing.
- NAG and Dawning Launch Strategic Partnership for High Performance Computing and Scientific Research
Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd, a leader in the Chinese information industry, and the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announce a partnership to develop High Performance Computing resources for a wide range of Chinese industries and research areas including automotive and aeronautics engineering, nuclear power research, water quality engineering, electrical engineering, drug discovery and manufacture and IT.
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