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November 19, 2013

NAG Awarded for HPC Innovation at SC13

Nov. 19 — The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), global HPC services, numerical solutions and software company, has been awarded another two HPC Innovation Excellence Awards at SC13 in Denver. The awards recognized 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 3-D demonstrated high levels of HPC innovation.

These two projects recognized by the HPC Innovation Awards at the world’s largest supercomputing conference are among over 50 similarly successful application performance improvement projects within NAG’s HECToR CSE Service.

NAG is delighted to have its world class HPC software services acknowledged in this way for the second time. Speaking of the award at SC13, Dr. Ian Reid, chief commercial officer at NAG said, “NAG’s highly skilled and proven HPC team has delivered major performance and functionality gains for many projects utilizing the HECToR service during the last decade. Through our HECToR CSE service NAG has helped researchers achieve substantial increases in the science and engineering output and continues to do so. It is a great honor that our team has been recognized again by IDC through their HPC Innovation Excellence Awards.”

The HECToR service is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – the UK’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.

Professor David Delpy, EPSRC CEO, said, “EPSRC’s investments in the HECToR HPC service are significant; they provide the tools for the UK’s scientists and engineers to discover and test new ideas across a wide range of disciplines. However, having the right kind of software and advice is key to using these tools to maximum effect and efficiency. The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) deserve our congratulations on this recognition of their valued support for HECToR.”

Speaking of NAG as winner of two of their HPC Innovation Awards, Chirag Dekate, Research Manager HPC/Technical Computing at IDC said, “NAG has done outstanding work in the HPC services arena. The HPC UF Steering Committee judged the HECToR dCSE Submissions to be compelling examples of advanced innovation with strong returns on investment, made possible by increasing the efficiencies of important applications kernels. IDC is delighted to present the NAG HECToR CSE Team and their collaborators with their awards.”

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Source: NAG

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