Partnership with NAG on Numerical Linear Algebra for Emerging Computer Architectures

Professors Jack Dongarra, Nick Higham, and Françoise Tisseur are delighted to be working on a new three-year project with The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) to incorporate new numerical linear algebra routines into NAG software in order to exploit emerging computer architectures.

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), funded by NAG and the Technology Strategy Board of Innovate UK, will

  • develop new linear algebra kernels for multicore architectures,
  • develop multiprecision codes that can exploit the half precision arithmetic increasingly available in hardware, and
  • incorporate new sparse matrix functionality into the NAG Library.

The project builds on a long history of collaboration between NAG and the Manchester Numerical Linear Algebra Group.

In particular, they have successfully collaborated on two previous KTPs (2010–2013 and 2012–2013) as well as on joint MSc and PhD projects.


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