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Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

Visual Numerics Releases Updated IMSL C# and JMSL Numerical Libraries

To satisfy growing customer demand for numerical application development technologies for .NET and Java, and for advanced charting and graph visualization, Visual Numerics announced the availability of the IMSL C# Numerical Library version 5.0 and JMSL Numerical Library for Java Applications version 5.0. These libraries now include enhanced algorithms for better performance, as well as new process control chart capabilities. The combination of these features is optimal for companies that are developing analytical applications in .NET and Java, and require highly accurate algorithms for quantitative analysis such as predictive modeling and quality control. “We incorporated the IMSL C# Library and its data analysis and optimization functions into our SigmaWorks product to create a competitive advantage in the quality management marketplace,” said Scott Patrias, Softw... (more)

LogicaCMG Partners With Visual Numerics to Deliver Unprecedented Customer Intelligence Management to Telecoms Operators

LONDON, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LogicaCMG Telecoms Products today announces its partnership with Visual Numerics, a leading producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualisation software, for the development of a unique and state-of-the-art Customer Intelligence Management solution for mobile operators. LogicaCMG recently announced the sale of its Telecoms Products business to a consortium of private equity buyers, subject to employee consultation and regulatory approval. Once the transaction closes the Telecoms Products business will trade under the new brand, Acision (www.acision.com). Operators' influence over the mobile audience is increasingly under threat from new entrants into the market, including internet and media companies who may attempt to attract existing mobile subscribers. Marketing initiatives also require a more "mass-personalisation" approach t... (more)

Visual Numerics to Sell SAP NetWeaver

Visual Numerics, Inc. announced an OEM agreement with SAP AG. Under the terms of the agreement, the Visual Numerics’ IMSL C Numerical Library version 6.0 will be embedded into the SAP NetWeaver platform. The IMSL C Library will be integrated into TREX – a structured and unstructured data processing component of SAP NetWeaver – providing the TREX engine with functions for data analytics such as outlier detection, dependency analysis and forecasting. SAP applications that use the TREX engine will benefit from this new embedded functionality. Increasingly advanced analytics such as predictive forecasting have become an important requirement for process-embedded, intelligent analytic applications. Therefore, the analytics technology needs to be an integral element of the underlying SAP NetWeaver platform. SAP NetWeaver also serves as the foundation for a wide range of ... (more)

Get Visual with Your Info: Advice on Illustrating Your Content

Let Infographics Help You Make Your Point Instantly Here’s a great example of an effective infographic that illustrates social media behavior by age group, based on a Forrester Research study.  With few words and relevant graphics, it enables us to absorb lots of information in a hurry. That’s what effective infographics are all about. I fully understand the importance of the visual component of content, but I’m not very good at conceptualizing or creating great visuals to illustrate the points that I’m trying to make. So, I was delighted to find a wonderfully helpful—and visual—site that is putting me on the right track: CoolInfographics.com from Randy Krum. As he indicates, it’s all about getting your point across. Which, in turn, is essential to effective content marketing. You must make it obvious to your target customers why your content is relevant and importa... (more)

JavaOne - Visual Numerics to Demo During Intel Keynote

WHAT: During Intel Corporation's General Session "Intel Rocks Java Technology" at the JavaOne conference on Wednesday, May 9, Visual Numerics will demonstrate a 100% pure Java financial services application using the company's JMSL(TM) Numerical Library for Java(TM). The pricing application, which calculates the value of a stock option, will run on a Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST(TM) 500 series server and BEA WebLogic JRockit Java Virtual Machine (JVM), optimized for the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor. WHY: The demonstration, given by Visual Numerics' Director of North America Andy McClure, will show how Java financial engineers and application developers can use Java software and Intel's high-performance computing technology to create mainstream, mission-critical applications, and go from concept to production more rapidly than with other programming languages. To hear more ab... (more)

Visual Numerics JMSL Library Integrated Into RiskMetrics Group's Portfolio Pilot

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/08 -- Visual Numerics, Inc., a leading provider of numerical analysis and visualization software, announced today that RiskMetrics Group, a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance services to the global financial community, will utilize its JMSL Numerical Library to enhance the financial stress testing functionality of its Portfolio Pilot application. RiskMetrics' Portfolio Pilot is an analytics solution that enables portfolio managers to design, test and optimize their investment strategies before risking trading capital. RiskMetrics' stress testing capability embedded in Portfolio Pilot allows portfolio managers to simulate multiple combinations of events to determine their potential impacts on the overall portfolio. For example, portfolio managers using the stress testing tools can simulate historical stre... (more)

Visual Numerics(R) Announces Availability of PyIMSL(TM)

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/08 -- Today, Visual Numerics, Inc., a 37-year producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software announced the immediate availability of PyIMSL, a pre-built, fully-tested and documented collection of Python wrappers to the mathematical and statistical algorithms in the IMSL C Numerical Library. With PyIMSL, developers can use Python and the IMSL C Library for rapid prototyping of numerical applications. For production applications, they can then directly deploy the Python application into production or if they choose to rewrite the application in C/C++, use the same mathematical and statistical algorithms in both development environments. PyIMSL is unique in that developers get consistency between the algorithms used for prototyping as used for production, reducing the cost and time-to-market to move numerical ... (more)

Visual Numerics Releases Updated IMSL C# and JMSL Numerical Libraries With Enhanced Quantitative Analysis and Visualization Capabilities

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/15/08 -- To satisfy growing customer demand for numerical application development technologies for .NET and Java, and for advanced charting and graph visualization, Visual Numerics, Inc., a 37-year producer of advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced the availability of the IMSL® C# Numerical Library version 5.0 and JMSL(TM) Numerical Library for Java(TM) Applications version 5.0. These libraries now include enhanced algorithms for better performance, as well as new process control chart capabilities. The combination of these features is optimal for companies that are developing analytical applications in .NET and Java, and require highly accurate algorithms for quantitative analysis such as predictive modeling and quality control. "We incorporated the IMSL C# Library and its data analysis and optimiza... (more)

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

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/07/07 -- Visual Numerics, Inc., celebrating 36 years of producing advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, announced today that the IMSL(TM) C Numerical Library version 6.0 and IMSL(TM) Fortran Numerical Library version 5.0 have been released for Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST(TM) 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 Numer... (more)

Teradata Improves Analytics for Business Users

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the global leader in enterprise data warehousing, today introduced Teradata Warehouse Miner 5.2, which embeds 50 new statistical data mining functions from its partners into the Teradata Database to accelerate the data mining process. Data mining is a powerful technology that discovers patterns in customer, financial and operational data that can provide valuable business insights. “The data mining statistical functions from our partners, SAS and Visual Numerics, can now be executed within the database, leveraging Teradata’s high-speed parallel processing power. The results derived from executing the analytics enable our customers to raise the intelligence of their enterprises,” said Scott Gnau, chief development officer, Teradata. “Our customers can now use data mining for more than long-range strategic pla... (more)