The Absoft Fortran
95 Compiler for IBM's
Linux on Power (and PowerPC) combines superior performance,
solid reliability, reknowned cross-platform portability, and the industry's
most complete suite of Fortran development tools and libraries into a
single package. There is simply no other Fortran development solution
for Linux on Power offering this much for this price. For maximum efficiency
at tracking down and eliminating bugs, Absoft includes a copy of the popular
Fx2 Fortran debugger with every Fortran 95 Compiler at no additional
charge. Pro Fortran conforms to LSB (Linux Standard Base) and is the only
Linux Fortran solution including both ANSI/ISO Fortran 95 and F77 compilers.
Absoft Fortran 95 generates 32-bit executable programs for both 32-bit
and 64-bit systems. Compatibility with 'dusty deck' legacy applications
and newly developed code is virtually assured.
Single Solution - Linux, Windows and MacOS.
Simplify code development for multiple platforms. Absoft provides same
look and feel on every platform and allows you to build native applications
for Linux, Windows and Mac from a single code base! Absoft's exclusive
MaxFlex license manager allows a single license to float across Linux/Windows/Mac,
saving you time and money.
Key Features & Information:
- Most complete and easiest to use Fortran
solution for Linux PPC systems - Nothing else to buy
- Highly optimized ANSI/ISO f95 and
F77 compilers with G3/G4/G5 specific optimizers. LSB compliant, link
and debug compatible with gcc. Tools for auto parallelization of serial
code, auto vectorization for G4 systems, DMP and cluster debugging
- Includes Fx2 debugger with full support
for Fortran, C and assembler. Powerful and easy to use graphical and
command line interface
- Pre-configured BLAS, LAPACK90, ATLAS,
HDF, VAX/Unix, 2D/3D graphics libraries included on distribution CD.
Optional tools for auto parallelizing and vectorizing code and special
function math libraries available
- Source compatible versions available
for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, and AMD64. Multi-platform discounts
F90/95 and F77 Compilers
- Full Fortran 95 implementation
- Integer *8 and Integer *2 data types
- Array bounds checking
- Stack traceback
- Variable format descriptor
- Exception handling
- PLplot 2D & 3D graphics
- 'Explain' diagnostic messages
- F90/95 intrinsic functions optimized
for Velocity Engine (AltiVec) execution
- Velocity Engine optimized BLAS and
LAPACK90 libraries (included) offer performance increases of up to
- Position independent code
- DWARF II debug info
- Native QUAD REAL*16 support
- VAST-F/Vector - pre-processor which
automatically inserts AltiVec instructions in your code. (Low cost
- Vast-F/Parallel auto restructures
your code for dual processors. Original source is retained. (Low cost
- ANSI/ISO Fortran 90/95 with most popular workstation extensions
- Array Syntax
- Loop Transformations
- Elemental Intrinsics
- Operator Extensions
- Derived Types
- Full ANSI FORTRAN 77 feature set
- Compiles F and elf code
- ELF object file format
- DWARF debugging format
- Big Endian<->Little Endian data
- Absoft F90/95 and F77 are fully link
- gcc link compatibility option
- g77 link compatibility option
- f2c link compatibility option
- Fortran Statement Extensions
Globally Optimizing Code Generator
Functions & Extensions:
- %VAL and %LOC
- COMPLEX*16 functions
- Degree Trig. Functions
- INTEGER*2 Functions
- Natural C Function Interface
- VAX & UNIX Subroutine Libraries
- Complete VAX Intrinsic Functions
- VAX compatible TIME and DATE
- Instruction scheduling
- Common subexpression elimination
- Register coloring
- Loop unrolling
- Constant and copy propagation
- Data flow analysis
- Loop invariant removal
- Strength reduction
- Branch straightening
- Code hoisting
Ease of Use
Absoft has partnered with a number of Universities and Government Laboratories
including Argonne National Laboratory, which maintains Absoft-compatible
MPICH Libraries for download.
Yellow Dog Linux features a "G4 Macintosh Linux Cluster How To"
Easy to Use:
No need to be concerned about which glibc your Linux distribution
is built with, Fortran 95 will install on any popular Linux implementation.
Fortran 95 includes a complete User
Guide which include clear examples of editing, compiling, debugging
and running. To ensure you are getting maximum performance, suggested
options for compatibility and optimizations are clearly defined.
Linking with c is simple and straight
forward and the Absoft Fx2 debugger is one of the few debugging
tools which can properly debug both Fortran and c code. Pre-built math
libraries and graphics are also included for those who require such
Includes a flexible graphics library
called PLplot. PLplot can be called from Fortran as well as C/C++
and can create standard x-y plots, semilog plots, log-log plots, contour
plots, 3D plots, mesh plots, bar charts and pie charts.
Multiple graphs (of the same or different sizes) may be placed on a
single page with multiple lines in each graph. Output can be to your
monitor, a file, a printer or in postscript format.
There are almost 2000 characters in the extended character set
including four different fonts, the Greek alphabet and a host of mathematical,
musical and other symbols. PLplot is included on all versions of Pro
Fortran and is source compatible across Linux, Windows and Mac platforms.
HDF precompiled libraries are included with every copy of Pro Fortran.
on Distribution CD
Absoft manufactures high performance
Fortran compiler suites for Windows, Macintosh(Intel & PPC),
Intel/AMD Linux and PPC/Linux based systems.
Absoft compiler suites are source compatible
across the different platforms which means that in most cases, only
a recompile is needed to port code from one environment to another.
- F77, F90/95 compilers and Graphical
- Fx2 Debugger
- PLplot Graphics
- Numerous programming examples
- VAX/Unix compatibility libraries
- User Guide, F90/95 & F77 Reference
Manuals in indexed PDF format
- HDF (Hierarchical Data Format) precompiled
libraries with Fortran entry points
- BLAS - pre-compiled linear algebra
- LAPACK95 -pre-compiled linear algebra
- ATLAS pre-built for G4
- Distribution includes both RPM and
TAR formats, compatible with glibc, and any Linux implementation based
on kernel 2.0 or later
- Vast Parallel and Vast Vector(AltiVec)
are available as an option to Absoft Power Architecture/Linux Fortran
Full technical support from professional
support engineers, will help resolve any problems is included at no
additional charge with each new product from Absoft.
To ensure your software continues running
at maximum efficiency, all registered Absoft customers can download
service packs and quick fixes at no charge. Customers can subscribe
to Absoft's free electronic newsletter to receive bulletins and update
notices advising of new updates, changes in product releases, new product
announcements and other useful information.
Absoft branded products include Premier
Technical Support and Initial Software Maintenance at no additional
charge from the time of purchase for as long as the purchased version
remains the current release version.
Initial Software Maintenance (ISM)
includes free electronic downloads of all interim Service Packs and
Quick Fixes from Absoft. Version upgrades require separate purchase
but at discounted prices.
At the conclusion of the Initial Software
Maintenance term (i.e. when a new version of the purchased product is
released) customers may either purchase a Product Upgrade or within
30 days of the new product release, purchase Continuing Software Maintenance
for an additional 12-month maintenance term.
Continuing Software Maintenance (CSM)
includes all elements of Premier Technical support plus all Product
Upgrades issued during the 12-month Continuing Software Maintenance
term. Annual renewals of Software Maintenance will be made available
at low-cost to customers who renew within their unexpired Maintenance
For users electing not to renew Continuing
Software Maintenance and having expired maintenance terms but later
wishing to rejoin CSM, Reinstatement Software Maintenance (RSM) terms
may be purchased.
Third party products distributed by Absoft
are subject to license terms and policies of their respective manufacturers.
- PowerPC 601 or greater, or IBM
- 64MB RAM
- 50MB HD space
- Linux kernel release 2.2
- Installs without modification on:
Dog Linux 2.1 or later
& Companion Products
- Single User / Single Machine
- Floating Network on Single Platform
- Floating Network for Mixed Platforms
(Linux, Windows, Mac)
- Academic Programs
Absoft uses an extended version of
the Cray CF90 front end and adheres to the latest ISO and ANSI Fortran
95 standards. Extensions from all major workstations have been added
to make sure your code ports from any environment with minimal effort.
Pre-processor that automatically parallelizes source code
Automatically restructures code to take advantage of AltiVec (single
"The Absoft Fortran
compiler family v10 demonstrates high-performance, high-reliability and
completeness in language support for 64-bit environments. The Absoft compilers
support multiple platforms, allowing MATFOR to excel in multi-platform
environments and enhancing performance by a noteworthy gain. Absoft Fortran
compilers are definitely a highly valued companion of MATFOR."
Simon Su, CTO, AnCAD, Inc.
All Absoft Compilers Include FREE Technical Support!
Experienced Support Engineers are available via phone at
248-853-0095 or email
9am to 3pm EST (M-F)
to answer your Absoft Fortran questions!
|Single Machine License
|1-User Floating Network
|2-User Floating Network
|5-User Floating Network
|Single Machine License
|1-User Floating Network
|2-User Floating Network
|5-User Floating Network
Standard configurations shown above, but we understand you may
have different requirements. If you desire configurations not listed,
your Absoft Sales Team is ready to help - even if you aren't exactly
sure what it is that you need!
Contact us by email,
or call us at 248-853-0050, 9am - 5pm ET (M-F) and we will be
happy to provide personalized assistance to help you select the
right products and options!