SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc.

November 07, 2007 13:18 ET

Visual Numerics at Forefront of High Performance Computing Discussion at SC07 Supercomputing Conference

Numerical Analysis Leader Co-Chairing HPC Analytics Challenge, Co-Presenting With Microsoft, Serving on "50 Years of FORTRAN" Panel, Among Other Presentations

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) -


Visual Numerics, Inc., a leading provider of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, will participate in a number of high performance computing discussions and presentations at the SC07 Supercomputing Conference the week of November 12th including:

--  SC07 HPC Analytics Challenge - Tuesday, November 13th - 10:30am-5:00pm -
    Room A10/A11 - Visual Numerics co-chairs the HPC Analytics Challenge and
    serves on the HPC Analytics Committee. The HPC Analytics Challenge is
    designed to expand the frontiers of High Performance Computation by
    combining the computation, networking, storage, and analysis elements into
    a single competition. For more information, visit:
--  "High Performance Java and .NET Applications for Financial Services
    and other Compute-Intensive Industries" - Wednesday, November 14th -
    4:30-5:00pm - Room A7 - Visual Numerics' Product Manager for IMSL
    Numerical Libraries Ed Stewart, Ph.D., will challenge the perception of
    Java and .NET being "too slow" to apply to HPC and present several
    financial-based applications written in Java and the .NET framework for
    distributed computing, grid computing and shared memory architectures
    and how, by using optimal computational algorithms, one can
    significantly improve performance results. For more information, visit:
--  "Fifty Years of FORTRAN" - Thursday, November 15th - 10:30am-12:00pm -
    Room A3/A4 - This special panel session will commemorate the 50-year
    anniversary of the release of the first FORTRAN compiler. Visual Numerics'
    Senior Scientist for IMSL Numerical Libraries Dr. Richard Hanson will share
    his insights on the evolution of the FORTRAN language over the years and
    what we can expect in the future. Details of the session are available at:
--  "Joint Theater Presentation with Microsoft on High Productivity
    Computing for Financial Services" - Thursday, November 15th - 
    11:20-11:50am - Microsoft Booth #1407 - In an exciting collaborative  
    effort to promote the joint solutions of IMSL Numerical Libraries and
    Windows CCS, Visual Numerics' Ed Stewart will also present on the topic 
    of "Making Java and .NET viable languages for compute intensive 
--  "Microsoft High Productivity Computing Luncheon" - Thursday, November
    15th - 11:30am-1:00pm - Brick's Restaurant: 1695 S. Virginia Street, Reno,
    NV - Visual Numerics' VP of Technology and Consulting Sean Fitzgerald
    together with Microsoft will jointly host an exclusive lunch with Burton
    Smith on the "Future of Multi/Many-Core and the Convergence of Client and
    Cluster" for their core HPC audience, where customers will get a sneak peek
    into Microsoft and Visual Numerics' strategies on how they plan to enable
    applications for parallelism.


Supercomputing Conference 2007
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV
Visual Numerics Booth: #267


November 10-16, 2007


Visual Numerics® has provided technical software solutions for numerical analysis and visualization for more than three decades. The company's software products help users understand complex data from a variety of sources and build business-critical applications. Visual Numerics offers two product lines: the IMSL® Numerical Libraries for powerful mathematical and statistical analysis and the PV-WAVE® visual data analysis development environment. Visual Numerics also offers consulting services for applications that involve mathematical, statistical, or visual data analysis to meet today's business analytical needs.

Major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide use Visual Numerics' software tools, including such high profile companies as: Bear, Stearns & Company; Barclays Global Investors;; Humana; Sandia National Laboratories; and Boeing Company. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly owned international subsidiaries, and international distributors. For more information about Visual Numerics, please visit

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