By Anthony J. Lockwood
Dear Desktop Engineering Readers:
Visual Numerics, which was acquired a year ago by Rogue Software, a maker of software development tools, components and frameworks, has been a leading developer of technical solutions for numerical analysis and visual data analysis for users in such disciplines as aerodynamics, CFD, Earth science, and test engineering in industries as diverse as oil and gas exploration and medical analysis for years now. Visual Numerics makes tools for developing and deploying signal and image processing, simulation, data mining, and any huge numerical analysis job you can think of. That’s why its important news when the company announced a new version of PV-WAVE. 9.5 to be precise.
PV-WAVE is a family of products that enable you to import, manipulate, analyze, and visualize complex data sets. Included in the family is time series analysis and Java-based collaboration applications. And, depending on the edition you deploy, PV-WAVE provides a set of mathematical and statistical algorithms that can be embedded into C, .NET, Java, and Fortran routines based on the industry-standard IMSL Numerical Libraries.
So, what about PV-WAVE 9.5? A key enhancement is support for OpenMP. (MP stands for multiprocessing.) This improves parallel performance on 32- and 64-bit Windows and Linux platforms. What this means for you is that you can now better leverage multi-platform shared memory multiprocessing programming and get more efficient run-time behavior out of your numerical analyses. In other words, your manipulation and visualization of large, complex datasets, your data imports and exports, your data mining, and your generation of 3D surfaces, plots, and animations are all faster and more robust. That, in turn, makes your more productive.
More robust numerical analyses has been Visual Numerics’ bag since 1970. They got your number, so to speak. And the number you should be aware of today is 9.5, as in version 9.5 of PV-WAVE. Check out today’s Pick of the Week write-up. Make sure to wander around the image gallery. Visual Numerics has some of the coolest images you can find anywhere.
Thanks, Pal- Lockwood
Anthony J. Lockwood
Editor at Large, Desktop Engineering