The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), global HPC services, numerical solutions and software company has been awarded another two HPC Innovation Excellence Awards at SC13, Denver. The awards recognised NAG’s HPC software innovations on two projects, CABARET and INCOMPACT 3D, undertaken by NAG’s Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Service, part of the UK’s HECToR national supercomputing service. The judging panel — the HPC User Forum Steering Committee on behalf of awarding body IDC — agreed that both NAG’s contribution to CABARET and INCOMPACT 3D demonstrated high levels of HPC innovation.
These two projects recognised by the HPC Innovation Awards at the world’s largest supercomputing conference are among over 50 similarly successful application performance improvement projects within NAG’s HECToR CSE Service. Further information can found below:
- ‘Capability of CABARET Aeroacoustics and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Solvers Improved by HECToR CSE Team‘ with Queen Mary University of London; and
- ‘Performance and Capability of Turbulence Flow Solver, Incompact3D Further Improved by HECToR CSE Team‘ with Imperial College London.
NAG is delighted to have its world class HPC Software Services acknowledged in this way for the second time. Speaking of the award at SC13, Dr Ian Reid, Chief Commercial Officer at NAG said “NAG’s highly skilled and proven HPC team has delivered major performance and functionality gains for many projects utilizing the HECToR service during the last decade. Through our HECToR CSE service NAG has helped researchers achieve substantial increases in the science and engineering output and continues to do so. It is a great honour that our team has been recognised again by IDC through their HPC Innovation Excellence Awards.”
The HECToR service is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – the UK’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. Professor David Delpy, EPSRC CEO said “EPSRC’s investments in the HECToR HPC service are significant; they provide the tools for the UK’s scientists and engineers to discover and test new ideas across a wide range of disciplines. However, having the right kind of software and advice is key to using these tools to maximum effect and efficiency. The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) deserve our congratulations on this recognition of their valued support for HECToR.”
Speaking of NAG as winner of two of their HPC Innovation Awards, Chirag Dekate, Research Manager HPC/Technical Computing at IDC said “NAG has done outstanding work in the HPC services arena. The HPC UF Steering Committee judged the HECToR dCSE Submissions to be compelling examples of advanced innovation with strong returns on investment, made possible by increasing the efficiencies of important applications kernels. IDC is delighted to present the NAG HECToR CSE Team and their collaborators with their awards”.
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is dedicated to applying its unique expertise in numerical engineering to delivering high-quality computational software and high performance computing services. For over 40 years NAG experts have worked closely with world-leading researchers in academia and industry to create powerful, reliable and flexible software which today is relied on by tens of thousands of individual users, as well as numerous independent software vendors. NAG serves its customers from offices in Oxford, Manchester, Chicago, Tokyo and Taipei, through staff in France and Germany, as well as via a global network of distributors.
HECToR is the UK’s national academic supercomputing service, funded by the Research Councils and available for UK academic researchers. HECToR’s mission is to provide supercomputers and HPC expertise to enable true capability science. The HECToR service is provided by the HECToR partners, including NAG.