Visual Numerics And Leading Chinese Universities Partner To Teach Fundamentals Of Numerical Analysis

SAN RAMON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Aug 22, 2005 -- Visual Numerics, Inc., a leading provider of numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced that it has partnered with Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University, two of China's most prestigious universities, to provide students with access to the industry's most comprehensive computational and visual data analysis tools, the IMSL Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE. As part of China's focus on seeding the next generation of technology innovators, both Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University have signed campus license agreements with Visual Numerics. By using the IMSL Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE, students and professors will be able to leverage different programming environments such as Fortran, .NET, C/C++ and Java™ to develop sophisticated data analysis applications for a variety of computationally based disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, statistics, financial engineering, aerospace, oil and gas, and life sciences. This pairing also allows these leading universities to leverage their already impressive hardware capabilities. They are known to house some of the most advanced computing capabilities in the country.

Tsinghua University, rated the top university in China, will deploy Visual Numerics' offerings throughout its campus, providing access to its 32,328 students, including 5,223 masters students and 4,659 doctorate candidates.

Zhejiang University, ranked first in Eastern China and third among China's top 10 universities, will extend Visual Numerics' offerings to its 42,845 full-time students, including 11,207 masters students and 5,525 doctorate candidates.

"Visual Numerics' sophisticated mathematical and statistical algorithms saves us from having to develop them ourselves, therefore allowing us to build analytical applications faster for our research," said Dr. Qinming He, director of Zhejiang University's computing center. "These applications will be invaluable in moving China closer to the forefront of technological innovation."

"We are very pleased to have signed campus license agreements with two of China's premier universities," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "More importantly, we have the opportunity to work with Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University to infuse the knowledge of sophisticated data analysis in the minds of China's future innovators and leaders now to solve real-world problems later."

About the IMSL™ Numerical Libraries

The IMSL Numerical Libraries have been the cornerstone of highly predictive and deep computing applications in science, technical and business environments for nearly three decades. These embeddable mathematical and statistical algorithms, written in C, C#, Java™ and Fortran, are used in a broad range of applications -- from programs that make airplanes fly and allow people to predict the weather, to those that enable innovative ways to study the human genome and predict stock market behavior. The IMSL Libraries are regarded as the most sophisticated, flexible, scalable and highly accessible technology available for numerical analysis in the most important mainstream programming environments in use today.

About PV-WAVE®

PV-WAVE® is an array based programming language used to build and deploy Visual Data Analysis applications. The PV-WAVE family of products, which includes PV-WAVE, TS-WAVE™, and JWAVE™, delivers engineers with the development tools to efficiently and accurately meet their data analysis needs. PV-WAVE solutions allow users to rapidly import, manipulate, analyze and visualize data.

The PV-WAVE family also includes robust time series analysis software as well as the ability to share analysis results across the enterprise with a Java-based solution. And, unlike other products, PV-WAVE Advantage includes a sophisticated set of analysis routines based on the industry-standard IMSL Libraries.

About Visual Numerics

Visual Numerics® has provided technical software solutions for numerical analysis and visualization for more than three decades. The company's software products help users understand complex data from a variety of sources and build business-critical applications. Visual Numerics offers two product lines: the IMSL Numerical Libraries for powerful mathematical and statistical analysis and the PV-WAVE® visual data analysis development environment. Visual Numerics also offers customized professional services for applications that involve mathematical, statistical, or visual data analysis to meet today's business analytical needs.

Major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide use Visual Numerics' software tools, including such high profile companies as: Bear, Stearns & Company; Barclays Global Investors;; Humana, Sandia National Laboratories; and Boeing Company. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly owned international subsidiaries, and international distributors. For more information about Visual Numerics, please visit

Trademark Statement:

Visual Numerics and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. IMSL, JMSL, JWAVE, TS-WAVE and Knowledge in Motion are trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. All other company, product or brand names are the property of their respective owners.

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