Enhanced Results-Focused HPC Expertise and Experience Available to Organizations Using HPC as The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting Announce Strategic Partnership

International Supercomputing Conference 2014 (ISC2014), Release Immediate

5 June 2014 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Ltd and Red Oak Consulting LLP have announced a strategic partnership to deliver comprehensive results-focused HPC consulting and professional services to commercial and public sector clients across a range of global markets.

Today's announcement formalizes and substantially extends the longstanding collaborations between NAG and Red Oak Consulting, enabling clients of each company to access greater breadth and depth of HPC expertise and experience, and to access an enhanced range of consulting and services.

The collaboration provides particular benefits for the Engineering & Manufacturing, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, and Government sectors.

NAG is a proven international provider of expertise and experience in HPC, numerical software engineering and algorithms, with customers on every inhabited continent. NAG provides support services, consulting and training in four main categories: Parallel Application Development and Support; Algorithmic Expertise and Software Engineering; HPC Technology Evaluation and Adoption; HPC Strategy, Planning and Procurement. NAG has built up substantial experience in a wide range of numerical algorithms, robust numerical software engineering practices (including testing and validation), and the impacts of technology changes on long-life codes for a large number of diverse users. NAG is also well known for its numerical libraries products, with hundreds of constantly updated routines across a range of mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics.

Red Oak Consulting is a UK specialist consultancy providing expert advice in HPC, cloud and related technologies. Red Oak Consulting has particular strengths in understanding the constraints and opportunities inherent in HPC and cloud technologies and how these impact on client business models and practical deployments. Red Oak Consulting services include analysis of business opportunity and investment cases, technology evaluations, commissioning and decommissioning services, and providing systems analysis and technical assurance.

Both NAG and Red Oak Consulting are independent from technology suppliers and thus are trusted to provide impartial advice to some of the largest users of computing power around the world.

Andrew Jones, Vice-President for HPC Consulting and Services at NAG, said "Red Oak Consulting enjoys a well-deserved high reputation within the UK HPC community. It is an exceptionally gifted organisation offering a broad range of HPC services backed by experience and skills tested and proven in diverse client environments at the highest levels. We know that our joint clients will derive great benefit from their knowledge and experience."

Owen Thomas, partner with Red Oak consulting, said "We have known and respected NAG's HPC expertise, especially in HPC software engineering, benchmarking and HPC procurement processes for many years. Our combined skills, experience and capacity will enable each of us to provide a better service to our existing and new customers. The ethos of this strategic partnership is simply to provide un-biased advice, proven expertise and ongoing support to enable our clients to get the best business impact from the rapidly evolving technical environment of HPC."

Red Oak Consulting will have a presence on the NAG Booth (Booth 850) at ISC14 in Leipzig this June - come and find us both to discover how we can help your company with your biggest and smallest HPC challenges.

For more information contact NAG or Red Oak Consulting. Or visit us on booth 850 at ISC14.

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