Press Releases

The latest services, product and collaboration news from NAG
  • New Optimization Routines added to the NAG Optimization Modelling Suite
    12 October 2017 - NAG announces additional Optimization solvers in a new release of the NAG Library. NAG continues to focus on their highly popular Optimization Chapter, and with the expansion of their Optimization Team in 2016, users of the NAG Library are seeing exciting new content continue to be developed and released.  
  • New NAG Library for Python featuring new Optimization and Nearest Correlation Matrix techniques launched at PyCon 2017
    17 May 2017 - NAG has made available the latest version of their NAG Library for Python. The updated numerical algorithm library now features new Optimization techniques and lots of other features, and will be demonstrated at the PyCon 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon this May. 
  • Latest NAG Numerical Library brings new Optimization Modelling Suite for application developers
    20 October 2016 - NAG announces the latest Mark of its flagship software, the NAG Library. At Mark 26, NAG have introduced an Optimization Modelling Suite for linear and nonlinear semidefinite programming and general nonlinear programming as well as a host of other new numerical functionality. 
  • NAG C and C++ Algorithms Optimized for the ARM-based Cavium ThunderX® Processors
    16 June 2016 - NAG have engineered NAG C Library algorithms to execute efficiently on Cavium Inc.’s (NASDAQ: CAVM) ThunderX ARMv8-A based Workload Optimized Processors. Preliminary results, announced at ISC High Performance 2016, show excellent scaling across 96 cores of ThunderX in a dual socket configuration.
  • NAG announces Software Modernization Service to unlock performance and scalability of applications
    14 June 2016 - NAG has announced the ‘NAG Software Modernization Service’ at ISC High Performance 2016 in Frankfurt. The new service solves the porting and performance challenges faced by customers wishing to use the capabilities of modern computing systems, such as multi-core CPUs, GPUs and Xeon Phi. NAG HPC software engineering experts modernize the code to enable portability to appropriate architectures, optimize for performance and assure robustness.
  • NAG at the core of ARM Performance Libraries
    12 November 2015 - Building on NAG's industry-tested BLAS, LAPACK and FFT math routines enables ARM to bring mature, accurate and validated core libraries to market quickly. ARM Performance Libraries are multithreaded, optimized for Advanced SIMD and built using the industry's latest compilers, enabling peak throughput on 64-bit ARM SoC designs.
  • NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service to Deliver Expert Insight to Support Cost-effective HPC Planning and Strategy
    6 November 2015 - An impartial HPC technology intelligence and analysis subscription service will be launched at SC15 by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting. The NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service in partnership with Red Oak Consulting will deliver technology insight and risk-reduction to help HPC buyers and users make better decisions and optimize their HPC investments.
  • Maximize production with new NAG Library Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming algorithms 
    9 September 2015 - The Numerical Algorithms Group announce new algorithms in the NAG Library for Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming. The underlying algorithm is a modified Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) stabilised by using trust regions and can deal with both convex and nonconvex problems and problems with possibly expensive function evaluations.
  • Partial Differential Equations ‘dolfin-adjoint’ Software wins the 2015 Wilkinson Prize
    11 June 2015 – The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), Argonne National Laboratory and the National Physical Laboratory announce the winner of the co-sponsored Wilkinson Prize 2015 to P.E. Farrell (University of Oxford), S.W. Funke (Simula Research Laboratory), D.A. Ham (Imperial College) and M.E. Rognes (Simula Research Laboratory) for “dolfin-adjoint”, a package which automatically derives and solves adjoint and tangent linear equations from high-level mathematical specifications of finite element discretisations of partial differential equations. The presentation of the award will take place at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing.
  • New algorithms for application developers available in the latest NAG Library
    6 May 2015 - The Numerical Algorithms Group, provider of numerical and HPC services and solutions announces availability of the latest NAG Library including over 80 new mathematical and statistical algorithms. The new functionality included at Mark 25 of the Library brings the number of available functions to over 1,800, all of which are expertly documented and includes extensions in the ares of Change Point Analysis, LARS / LASSO / Forward Stagewise Regression, Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, Nearest Correlation Matrix, Unscented Kalman Filter, plus a new OpenMP Utilities chapter.
  • Numerical Algorithms Group and Red Oak Consulting support KAUST petascale supercomputer project
    11 December 2014 - Trusted HPC expertise and experience from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting was a key component of a large supercomputer project announced at SC14 by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The project awarded a contract to Cray Inc. for a supercomputer with nearly 200,000 cores, plus options for future upgrades. KAUST benefited from NAG and Red Oak consulting during the procurement and planning processes of the project, and will continue to do so into the commissioning and acceptance phases.
  • New NAG Compiler released with support for OpenMP 3.1 and Fortran 2008, 2003 and 95
    November 11, 2014 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), provider of numerical and HPC expertise and numerical software, will launch the latest version of their world renowned Fortran Compiler at SC14.
  • New International HPC Training Schedule Announced By the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG)
    The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) have announced that they will be running a selection of their most popular HPC training courses in both the UK and the USA, open to attendees from any commercial or public sector organization.
  • New Algorithmic Differentiation Tools and Services released by NAG and Aachen Collaboration
    16 June 2014 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Ltd and the Software and Tools for Computational Engineering (STCE) institute at RWTH Aachen University deliver expeditious Algorithmic Differentiation (AD) services based on their long-standing collaboration, and together will be available at the International Supercomputing Conference 2014 in Leipzig. NAG's 20 year relationship with Professor Uwe Naumann (Head of STCE) has included the donation of numerical code, the AD enabled Fortran Compiler and more recently evolved into expert, results driven, services.
  • 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
    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.
  • 100+ New Algorithms for C and C++ Programmers in the NAG C Library, Mark 24
    4 June 2014 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announces new functionality added to its numerical library for C and C++ programmers. The new functionality included at Mark 24 of the NAG C Library brings the number of available functions to over 1,500, all of which are expertly documented and includes extensions in the areas of optimization, wavelet transforms, time series analysis, random number generators, correlation and regression analysis, statistics and hypergeometric functions.
  • Awarding outstanding achievements in numerical software through the Wilkinson Prize - call for submissions
    The Wilkinson Prize 2015 will be awarded at ICIAM, Beijing
    27 March 2014 - Every four years the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Argonne National Laboratory award the prestigious Wilkinson Prize in honour of the outstanding contributions of Dr James Hardy Wilkinson to the field of numerical software. The next Wilkinson Prize will be awarded at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Beijing, and will consist of a $3000 cash prize.
  • NAG Library for Java updated to provide more numerical routines and improved error checking
    6 February 2014 - The NAG Library for Java, from the Numerical Algorithms Group, has been updated with over 100 routines further increasing its numerical capabilities for Java application developers.
  • NAG to broaden 64-bit ARMv8-A ecosystem
    SC13, Denver, USA | 17 - 22 November 2013 | Booth #1716
    November 2013 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), the global numerical software and HPC services company, announces a new technical collaboration with ARM®, the world's leading semiconductor IP supplier. NAG's highly skilled team of HPC experts, numerical analysts and computer scientists will ensure the algorithms in the NAG Numerical Library and the facilities of the NAG FORTRAN Compiler are available for use on ARM's 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture-based platforms.
  • More HPC Innovation Awards for NAG at SC13
    SC13, Denver, USA | 17 – 22 November 2013 | Booth #1716
    18 November 2013 – The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), global HPC services, numerical solutions and software company has been awarded another two HPC Innovation Excellence Awards at SC13, Denver. The awards recognised NAG’s HPC software innovations on two projects, CABARET and INCOMPACT 3D, undertaken by NAG’s Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Service, part of the UK’s HECToR national supercomputing service. The judging panel - the HPC User Forum Steering Committee on behalf of awarding body IDC– agreed that both NAG’s contribution to CABARET and INCOMPACT 3D demonstrated high levels of HPC innovation.
  • 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.
  • Attacking the HPC skills need: NAG Supercomputing Support Service passes milestone of 2000 course attendees
    SC13, Denver, USA | 17 – 22 November 2013 | Booth #1716
    The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), global HPC services and numerical software provider, has announced the latest milestone in addressing the skills needs of the scientific computing community with the skills they require to effectively exploit HPC systems. A fundamental requirement for attaining the best science, engineering or other research output from high performance computing is that users and programmers have the skills required to use the technology. NAG’s range of HPC Services offerings are designed to solve this challenge. NAG is pleased to reveal that over 2000 attendees have now benefitted from NAG’s highly rated HPC training courses under the UK’s national Computational Support and Engineering (CSE) Support Service.
  • Single NAG Toolbox for MATLAB® now offers more choice
    4 October 2013 - The Numerical Algorithms Group announces the latest release of its NAG Toolbox for MATLAB® to Mark 24 - keeping its position as the world's most comprehensive single Toolbox for MATLAB. Over 130 NEW functions have been integrated into the Toolbox at Mark 24, bringing the total of maths and stats functions to 1,500. Users appreciate the NAG Toolbox for MATLAB as it complements MATLAB by allowing the easy use of NAG and MATLAB functions concurrently giving increased algorithmic choice.
  • NAG’s HPC Experts Win Innovation Excellence Awards at ISC13
    1 July 2013 – The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), numerical software developers and High Performance Computing (HPC) Services company, were delighted to be presented with two HPC Innovation Excellence Awards at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC13) in Leipzig (17-24 June 2013).
  • Turbo-charged numerics – NAG showcases new parallelized numerical solvers at ISC13
    17 June 2013 - The NAG Library for SMP & Multicore has been extended and now includes even more parallelized algorithms enabling users of shared memory systems to solve their numerical problems faster. Newly parallelized routines are applicable to problems in the areas of global optimization, matrix functions and statistics, including Gaussian mixture model, Brownian bridge and univariate inhomogeneous time series. This update to the NAG Library for SMP & Multicore will greatly benefit software developers wishing to easily exploit the performance potential of multicore systems without having to learn the intricacies of parallel programming, as well as those running large computations where execution speed is imperative.
  • NAG Library for Intel® Xeon Phi™ launches
    12 June 2013 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) today announces the availability of its latest mathematical and statistical library, the NAG Library for Intel Xeon Phi, ahead of their attendance, next week, at Europe’s largest supercomputing event, ISC’13.
  • Is NAG HPC Applications Performance and Scalability Expertise the Secret Sauce in your Supercomputing?
    10 June 2013 – NAG revealed that customers across 5 of the 6 inhabited continents had benefitted from NAG’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Expertise through NAG HPC Services and Consulting. Today, NAG is delighted to reveal that not only are these customers coming back for more.
  • 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
    6 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.