NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service to Deliver Expert Insight to Support Cost-effective HPC Planning and Strategy

New HPC intelligence service helps users discover the safe path through the HPC fog

November 2015 – An impartial HPC technology intelligence and analysis subscription service will be launched at SC15 by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting. The NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service in partnership with Red Oak Consulting will deliver technology insight and risk-reduction to help HPC buyers and users make better decisions and optimize their HPC investments.

The service will help customers:

  • Discover the right technology to accelerate your modelling, simulation and big data processing needs;
  • Determine the best time to deploy new technologies to optimize business impact and cost-effectiveness;
  • Reduce the risks in exploring and exploiting new HPC technologies;
  • Reduce time, effort and cost in finding the important information among the clutter in the HPC market;
  • Secure a competitive advantage in computational capability;
  • Access trusted, independent experience and expertise in support of future HPC plans.

The use of HPC promises real and significant benefits to those organizations that can exploit it effectively. However the world of HPC can also be a confusing place – a plethora of technology options, continuous rapid change, ambiguous long terms trends, diverse business models, and disruptive technologies. To assist buyers, users and managers of HPC facilities in navigating this complexity, NAG and Red Oak have created the HPC Technology Intelligence Service to deliver impartial intelligence and analysis on HPC technologies, backed by real experience and expertise.

The HPC Technology Intelligence Service will help you find what you need to know about HPC technology with less time, effort and cost on your part and thus enable better decisions focusing on the important information among the clutter in the HPC market.

We believe the HPC Technology Intelligence Service will rapidly earn a reputation as the first choice source for buyers, managers and users of HPC technologies when seeking trusted information for their HPC strategy and planning.

Subscribers to the HPC Technology Intelligence Service  core membership level will receive insight through various communication channels, including:

  • HPC Technology Intelligence Report three times per year - delivering intelligence, analysis and insight on HPC technology and trends, news, best practice tips, benchmark results and readiness plans for emerging technologies.
  • Onsite HPC Technology Intelligence Seminars presented by senior HPC experts covering current insights and discussing issues relevant to your organization, including an extensive Q&A session.

The HPC Technology Intelligence Service will also offer Gold and Platinum membership levels, each delivering a powerful set of additional features and benefits.

For more information speak to the NAG and Red Oak Consulting team at booth #1619 at SC2015, or visit

About NAG

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is a worldwide trusted provider of expertise and experience in high performance computing (HPC), algorithms and numerical software engineering. NAG delivers this proven capability to customers through consulting, services and high quality computational software tools.

For over 40 years NAG experts have worked closely with world-leading researchers in academia and industry to provide powerful, reliable and flexible software and solutions relied on by tens of thousands of individual users, as well as numerous independent software vendors. Together with the globally renowned NAG Library and Compiler, NAG experts assist customers in many ways, including parallelizing and optimizing codes, delivering in-depth technical training courses, developing bespoke algorithms, or providing impartial advice on HPC strategy and technologies.

NAG is a not-for-profit organization and serves its customers from offices in Oxford, Manchester, Chicago and Tokyo, through staff in France and Germany, as well as via a global network of distributors.

About Red Oak Consulting

Red Oak Consulting is a leading high-performance computing consultancy that provides independent, tailored, specialist advice on all parts of the HPC lifecycle. Key to this is Red Oak’s team of world-class HPC experts each of whom has extensive and deep technical knowledge and experience of the HPC landscape. Our consultants are able to offer insightful and penetrating observations and, uniquely in the market place, have the additional interpersonal skills and gravitas to deliver the projects necessary to effect the change that provides the benefit.

Red Oak Consulting was founded in 2004 and has a customer base drawn from across government, industry and academia. Red Oak has offices in Alton and Cheltenham.

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About Us

Experts in numerical software and HPC services The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) delivers trusted, high quality numerical computing software and high performance computing (HPC) services. For four decades NAG experts have worked closely with world-leading researchers in academia and industry to create powerful, accurate and flexible software which today is relied upon by tens of thousands of users, companies, and learning institutions as well as numerous independent software vendors. From multicore workstations to the latest supercomputers, NAG's robust software development products, parallel software engineering services, independent technology consulting and HPC training can support your modelling and computing needs. Results Matter. Trust