SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc.

May 07, 2007 09:08 ET

Visual Numerics' C and Fortran-Based Numerical Libraries Now Available for Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST™ High Performance Computing Servers

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Visual Numerics, Inc., celebrating 36 years of producing advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, announced today that the IMSL™ C Numerical Library version 6.0 and IMSL™ Fortran Numerical Library version 5.0 have been released for Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST™ 500 series servers for high performance computing. Together, the IMSL Numerical Libraries will leverage Fujitsu's high performance servers and development tools to provide an integrated, powerful development environment for organizations to solve sophisticated computational and data-intensive problems.

For over 15 years, Visual Numerics' IMSL numerical libraries have been available on Fujitsu's high performance systems, from the original Vector Parallel Processor (VPP) series supercomputers to the SPARC®-based PRIMEPOWER servers. To date, Visual Numerics provides the only numerical libraries that are compatible with the Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST server line, which delivers in-depth performance and scalability on Windows and Linux environments. The PRIMEQUEST 500 series scales up to 32 Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 2 Processors. By combining the highest-standard mathematical and statistical libraries and development tools with PRIMEQUEST, Visual Numerics and Fujitsu bring the most comprehensive high performance computing solutions to Fujitsu customers and application developers worldwide.

"Our customers rely on Fujitsu's servers to give them industrial strength high performance solutions for their most demanding application environments," said Dr. Motoi Okuda, General Manager of Computational Science and Engineering Solution Center, Fujitsu Limited. "By offering Visual Numerics' Numerical Libraries with PRIMEQUEST, we're now providing application developers with world-class C and Fortran numerical libraries to help them solve increasingly complex numerical problems quickly and more efficiently."

"As more worldwide commercial enterprises and banks begin developing their own high-performance applications, they'll need a high-performance computing platform with the right development tools," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "With Fujitsu, we're committed to providing supercomputing customers with the highest standard numerical libraries and analysis tools available for the next 15 years and beyond."

About Visual Numerics, Inc.

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 customized professional 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

Trademark Statements:

Visual Numerics and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. IMSL, JMSL, JWAVE, TS-WAVE and Knowledge in Motion are trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. All other company, product or brand names are the property of their respective owners.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, PRIMEPOWER, and PRIMEQUEST are registered trademarks or trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. SPARC is a registered trademark or trademark of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

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