Boulder, Colo. — Visual Numerics, Inc., a developer of web-enabled numerical analysis, data visualization and enterprise software solutions, today announced that it has ported its IMSL Fortran 90 Library to NEC Corp.’s SX-5 supercomputer, bringing to seven the total number of supercomputing platforms supported by the Library.
“Although not widely deployed in North America, NEC supercomputers are very popular in Europe and Asia, particularly at research laboratories and academic institutions such as IDRIS, a French national supercomputing center,” said Eric Shor, IMSL product manager at Visual Numerics. “As an international company, Visual Numerics believes it is important to provide its customers with a continual upgrade path with regards to the NEC platform.”
IMSL Fortran 90 Library is a collection of more than 1,000 mathematical and statistical analysis functions written in Fortran that programmers can embed directly into their applications. The Library’s platform-optimized functions, which are the most accurate and reliable on the market, support distributed computing environments or run on a stand-alone desktop computer.
Among the new functions available in IMSL Fortran 90 Library is a Partial Differential Equation solver and two new linearly constrained least-squares solvers.
The benefits of using the IMSL Libraries are many; foremost among them is an acceleration of application development and the corresponding savings in time and expense. According to Visual Numerics’ benchmark studies, developing one algorithm to the same standards of reliability, portability and ease-of-use as an average IMSL function would take a developer more than two months to complete. By using IMSL routines, developers can deliver solutions more quickly and their applications benefit from the reliability and portability inherent in the IMSL products.
The IMSL Fortran 90 Library supports computing platforms running UNIX, OpenVMS, Windows 95/98/2000, and Red Hat Linux. In addition to the NEC SX-5, the following supercomputing platforms are also supported: the NEC SX-4, the IBM RS/6000 SP, the Cray T3E, the Cray SV-1, the Fujitsu VPP 500, and the Hitachi SR8000.
Pricing for the IMSL Fortran 90 Library starts at $775.00*, depending on platform and number of concurrent users.
About Visual Numerics, Inc.
Privately held Visual Numerics develops software products that help users understand complex data, which is typically in the form of rows and columns of numbers. The company provides its data visualization and numerical analysis software tools to major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide. Typical users include scientists, researchers, engineers, and financial analysts at organizations such as Bear, Stearns & Company; Sandia National Laboratories; American Association of Railroads; Boeing Company; and Coleman Research Corp.
Visual Numerics’ products include the IMSL Libraries for mathematical and statistical analysis; the PV-WAVE Development Environment for desktop visual data analysis applications; the PV-WAVE Web Development Environment for network-based visual data analysis applications; and PV-WAVE Applications and Toolkits for time-series data analysis, image processing, and signal processing. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.vni.com
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