SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc

November 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Visual Numerics® Announces Support for Fujitsu's Most Advanced High Performance Computing Systems

IMSL® Fortran Numerical Libraries Now Available for Both Fujitsu HX600 Series and SPARC Enterprise Series

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - SC08 Conference -- Visual Numerics, Inc., a 38-year producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced support for Fujitsu's HPC Middleware - Parallelnavi v3.0 on Fujitsu's most advanced High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library 6.0 is now available on both the HX600 series using the quadcore AMD Opteron™ processor and Linux, and the SPARC Enterprise™ M9000 using Fujitsu's SPARC64® VII processor and Solaris™.

In conjunction with Parallelnavi, the IMSL Fortran Numerical Library 6.0 will leverage Fujitsu's high performance computing system to provide an integrated, powerful development environment for organizations to solve sophisticated computational and data-intensive problems.

The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library is a comprehensive library of mathematical and statistical algorithms that combines the powerful and flexible interface features of the Fortran language. The IMSL Fortran Library also offers MPI-enabled routines, integrated ScaLAPACK support, OpenMP support, and leverages Fujitsu's high performance linear algebra libraries. These features allow a developer to utilize both shared memory and distributed memory parallel programming paradigms to develop high performance computing applications.

"The availability of the IMSL Fortran Library for these Fujitsu HPC systems with the Parallelnavi environment will improve the performance and usability in developing and deploying critical HPC applications," said Mr. Masahide Fujisaki, Deputy General Manager of Fujitsu Computational Science & Engineering Solution Division. "Utilizing the wide range of algorithms in the IMSL Fortran Library, such as data mining, forecasting, numerical optimization and multivariate data analysis enables our customers to expand their HPC applications into areas such as business analytics and financial engineering in addition to the traditional scientific engineering research. Furthermore, many-core CPUs will be available and use of these systems will be more complex, therefore the demand for such a numerical library will increase."

"Many of our customers developing HPC applications rely on Fujitsu systems, so it is important to us to ensure our IMSL Fortran Library supports the latest Fujitsu HPC technology," said Phil Fraher, President and CEO of Visual Numerics. "We are pleased to announce the availability of the IMSL Library on Fujitsu's most advanced HPC systems and thank Kyoto University and the other customers who helped us test these new systems."

The HX600 was installed at Kyoto University as a T2K Open Supercomputer, specified by three world-renowned Japanese university computer centers: the University of Tsukuba, University of Tokyo and Kyoto University.

The IMSL Fortran Library is available on the following system at Kyoto University Computer Sciences media Center:

--  The HX600 T2K Open Supercomputer is a Linux-based large scale cluster
    system consisting of 416 nodes and running the Parallelnavi compiling
--  The SPARC Enterprise M9000 is a large scale Solaris-based shared
    memory seven node system with the Parallelnavi compiling system.

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 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: SAP; Teradata; 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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