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Considerations for Managing HPC Resources

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World writes that companies faced with increasing complexity are developing new services and tools to help users manage their HPC resources. “The single biggest thing that people do is focus too much on the hardware, and forget about the rest of the stuff. The procurement process is driven by the compute system. It doesn’t necessarily take into account that you are going to need people and software to deliver value,” said Andrew Jones from NAG.

Video: NAG Launches HPC Cost of Ownership Calculator

In this video, Mike Croucher from NAG demonstrates the company’s new Total Cost of Ownership Calculator for HPC. “Should your next HPC procurement be on-premise or in the cloud? This is one of the questions that our clients ask us to help with and part of the answer involves Total Cost of Ownership of the resulting facility. This calculator is provided as a working example of a TCO model.”

Panel session: Meeting compute demand for the energy industry in the next decade

In this video from the Rice Oil & Gas Conference, Andrew Jones from NAG moderates a panel session on the challenges for meeting computing-capacity demand in the energy industry for the next decade. “This panel gives an opportunity for younger people to get valuable career experience and exposure, for the audience to hear from new and diverse ideas, and to stimulate the community discussion of HPC opportunities in O&G from a fresh viewpoint.”

NAG Awarded Chapter status by Women-in-HPC

Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced that it has been recognized as one of the first Chapters in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Program. “The WHPC Chapter Pilot will enable us to reach an ever increasing community of women, provide these women with the networks that we recognize are essential for them excelling in their career, and retaining them in the workforce.” says Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC’s Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Michigan (U-M). “At the same time we envisage that the new Chapters will be able to tailor their activities to the needs of their local community as we know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to diversity.”

Video: Benchmarking as the Answer to HPC Performance and Architecture Questions

“This presentation offers an impartial look at benchmarking of HPC systems by Andrew Jones (@hpcnotes), NAG VP Strategic HPC Consulting & Services. This is described as a must-see for anyone involved in high performance or scientific computing.”

John Elmer joins NAG Board of Directors

Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) in the UK announced the appointment of John Elmer to its Board of Directors. “I am delighted that John Elmer is joining the NAG Board,” said Rob Meyer, CEO, NAG. “His track record of helping technology-driven companies achieve their strategic growth objectives brings a valuable and complementary skill set for the Board. His 30+ years of experience in the upstream oil & gas industry will help us expand our offerings in this key market segment. The NAG Board of Directors welcome John and look forward to his contributions to our success.”

Slidecast: How to Improve the Performance of Parallel Codes

In this slidecast from the POP Centre of Excellence in Barcelona, Jon Gibson from NAG presents: How to Improve the Performance of Parallel Codes. As part of the EU-funded Performance Optimization and Productivity (POP) Centre of Excellence, NAG offers HPC expertise to organizations who want help to understand and improve the performance of parallel software.

Andrew Jones wraps up ISC 2017

In this special guest feature, Andrew Jones from NAG offers his perspective on ISC 2017. How he came to know such things is a mystery as Mr. Jones did not attend the show this year. One thing is for sure; from now on I’m going to assume his agents are everywhere.

TACC to Hosts HPC for Managers Institute in Austin

Today the TACC announced that the first High Performance Computing for Managers Institute will take place September 12-14 in Austin. “With course materials by TACC and the Numerical Algorithms Group, this three-day workshop is specifically tailored to managers and decision makers who are using, or considering using, HPC within their organizations. It is also applicable to those with a real opportunity to make this career step in the future.”

Latest NAG Numerical Library Adds Optimization Modeling Suite

Today the Numerical Algorithms Group announces the latest version of its flagship software, the NAG Library, Mark 26. In this release, NAG has introduced an Optimization Modeling Suite for linear and nonlinear semidefinite programming and general nonlinear programming. It also features new routines in the important computational areas of Nearest Correlation Matrix and Quadrature.