NAG Seminar
28 May 2013 - 30 May 2013

A series of 3 NAG Seminars will be conducted at the following location by Dr Jonathan Gibson, Technical Consultant, Numerical Algorithms Group The venue will be at Charles Babbage Room, Level 17, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Connexis South, Singapore 138632

Title: An Introducton to NAG's Numerical Libraries & the NAG Fortran Compiler
Date: 28 May 2013
Time: 2.30 pm

In this talk we introduce NAG's numerical libraries, services and the NAG Fortran Compiler. We give an overview of the content of the libraries and show how they can be used with many languages (including Fortran, C/C++) and in many environments. We will discuss the advantages of numerical stability, choice of appropriate algorithm and the extensive NAG documentation. We also discuss the benefits of the NAG Fortran compiler. 

Title: The NAG Toolbox for MATLAB
Date: 29 May 2013
Time: 2.30 pm

Here we will show how to use the NAG Toolbox for MATLAB, including some elements of MATLAB that you need to know. We will give demonstrations and show how easy it is to get help with the Toolbox fully embedded inside the MATLAB environment. We will also show some functionality and performance comparisons. 

There will be time to experience the Toolbox for yourself by trying some simple exercises or looking at specific areas you are interested in. You do not need any prior knowledge of MATLAB to attend, although it would be very helpful. 

Title: Multicore Demystified: An Introduction to Multicore Programming and the NAG Library for SMP & multicore 
Date: 30 May 2013
Time: 10.00 am

In this lecture we aim to demystify programming your multicore machine. We give an introduction to the terminology and what it really means. We show how you can get the most out of your machine with a brief introduction to the programming language OpenMP. We also show you how to get the most out of the NAG Library for SMP and multicore with performance hints and tips.

Jonathan Gibson works as a Technical Consultant for the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) in the UK and has been working there for five years. He was taken on to work on HECToR, the current national academic HPC service for the UK, having previously worked for CSAR, an earlier national service, run by the University of Manchester. 

He was awarded a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Liverpool in 1999 and has a total of twenty years’ experience in scientific computing, having worked on a number of codes during that time. He regularly teaches at universities throughout the UK, including courses in MPI and Parallel I/O. He is involved in the NAG library development process and was the principal developer in the last release of the NAG Parallel library.

NAG Toolbox for MATLAB 

NAG's Numerical Libraries & the NAG Fortran Compiler

Multicore Demystified

No of Participants: 42, 24, 18