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                                    Absoft Press Releases:

Current and Previous Press Releases are available below:

**Please note that the older press releases are made available for your convenience, but the information
contained in them may now be out of date.


March 2012:

NEW - Mac OSX Xcode Compatibility Pack

March 3, 2012 - Absoft announced general availability of a new Xcode 4.3 Compatibility Pack for Absoft Pro Fortran 2012 customers running Mac OS X Read more...


Jan 2012:

NEW - Pro Fortran 2012 for Windows

Jan 23, 2012 - Absoft Corporation today announced general availability of the new Pro Fortran 2012 for Windows. Compatible with Windows XP - Windows 7, Pro Fortran 2012 is a major release which incorporates several new features which improve ease-of-use and increase performance on multi-core systems. Read more...


Dec 2011:

NEW - Pro Fortran 2012 for Mac OS X

Dec 20, 2011 - Absoft Corporation today announced general availability of the new Pro Fortran 2012 for Mac OS. Compatible with Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion, Pro Fortran 2012 is a major release which incorporates several new features which improve ease-of-use and increase performance on multi-core systems. Read more...


July 2011:

NEW - FREE Apple Lion and Xcode 4.1 Compatibility Package for Absoft Pro Fortran v11.1

July 20, 2011 - Absoft Corporation today announced the immediate availability of an Apple Lion Compatibility Package for users of Absoft Pro Fortran v11.1. The compatibility package for Apple's new Lion OS is included as a component of a new Absoft service pack v11.1.3, which becomes available today. Read more...


May 2011:

New F95 Suite + GINO GUI Tool Bundle for Windows From Absoft and Bradly Associates

May 20, 2011 - Absoft Corporation and Bradly Associates, today announced immediate availability of a new Pro Fortran + GINO GUI bundle for Windows. This new bundle combines Absoft's complete Pro Fortran compiler suite with a special companion version of Bradly Associate's GINO GUI tools. Read more...


April 2011:

Absoft and CAPS Announce Partnership to Promote CUDA and GPU Development Tools for HPC Computing Worldwide

Apr. 11, 2011 - Absoft Corporation and CAPS today announced it is expanding its partnership with Absoft Corporation, a recognized leader in Fortran and C/C++ development tools, to increase world-wide awareness and use of GPU software tools in the general and HPC computing space. Read more...


December 2010:

Absoft Pro Fortran v11.1.1 Performance Pack for Mac OSX and Windows

Dec. 8, 2010 - New Performance Pack for Absoft Pro Fortran v11.1 customers on Windows and Mac OS. Read more...


November 2010:

Absoft Pro Fortran v11.1 provides automatic NVIDA CUDA support via CAPS' HMPP preprocessor

Nov. 17, 2010 - CAPS today announced that its HMPP compiler is now compatible with the Absoft Pro Fortran compiler suite.

HMPP latest release 2.4 recently announced at SC10 consequently enlarged its range of supported compilers and OS, and Absoft compiler support is a new feature that was much expected by HMPP users. Read more...


October 2010:

Absoft Pro Fortran v11.1 Advances HPC Code Development on Mac

October 6, 2010 - Absoft Corporation today announced general availability of the new Absoft Pro Fortran v11.1 for Mac OS X. Pro Fortran v11.1 advances parallel code development, analysis and performance on Mac OS and is compatible with Snow Leopard and Xcode 3.2. Read more...


July 2010:

July 13, 2010 - Absoft and Clustercorp, today announced the immediate availability of an improved high performance Fortran solution for HPC clusters

Absoft Pro Fortran v11.0 Roll bundled with Clustercorp's Rocks+ 5.3. provides an advanced, plug-and-play solution for building, running and maintaining Fortran applications on HPC clusters or cloud computing environments. Read more...


February 2010:

February 10, 2010 - Absoft today announced availability of Visual Numerics' latest IMSL(R) Fortran V6.0 numerical libraries which include features designed to improve performance and scalability of numerically intensive applications running on multi-core SMP and MPICH cluster systems.

The IMSL(R) Libraries, recognized world-wide as the gold standard in numerical libraries, include over 1000 mathematical and statistical routines optimized for AMD and Intel processors using Absoft's high-performance, auto-parallelizing and vectorizing Pro Fortran v11 compilers. Read more...


October 2009:

October 19, 2009 - Absoft today announced general availability of the new Absoft Pro Fortran v11.0 for MacOS/Intel Systems.

Release 11.0 is the first of Absoft’s high-performance, auto-parallelizing Fortran compilers to include support for OpenMP multi-core parallel programming standards for Mac OS X with Intel Xeon (Nehalem) processors. Absoft’s Fx3 debugger has added thread support and the Absoft multi-platform IDE included with Pro Fortran, now includes OpenMP and MPI features among other improvements. Read more...


September 2009:

September 24, 2009 - Absoft today announced general availability of the new Absoft Pro Fortran v11.0 for x86 and x64 based Linux systems.

Release 11.0 is the first of Absoft's high-performance, auto-parallelizing Fortrans to include support for OpenMP multi-core parallel programming standards and optimizations for AMD's six-core Opteron (Istanbul) and Intel Xeon (Nehalem) processors. Absoft's Fx3 graphical debugger has also been upgraded to support OpenMP threads and the Absoft multi-platform IDE, has added an OpenMP control feature among other improvements. Supported environments include RHEL 8, SuSE 3, Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandrake. Read more...


June 2009:

June 2, 2009 - Absoft Advances Fortran Performance on AMD Processors

Absoft announced further advancements in Fortran performance on AMD based systems with Absoft's recently released service pack 10.2.1. A recent, independent comparison of Fortran compilers from10 different vendors, 16 different benchmarks, on Windows and Linux systems, conclusively demonstrated that Absoft Pro Fortran v10.2 with service pack 10.2.1, generated the fastest executing Fortran programs on AMD AthlonTM X2 processor-based Windows systems, and the fastest executing Fortran programs on AMD AthlonTM X2 processor-based Linux systems. Read more...


February 2009:

February 18, 2009 - Absoft Fx3 Advances Graphical Debugging for Mac OS / Intel Fortran Customers

Absoft(R) Corporation today announced Fx3 stand-alone debugger, a more advanced debugging option for Fortran developers on Mac OS/Intel. Absoft's Fx3 debugger provides a full graphical interface for Fortran developers on Mac OS/Intel machines. Read more...


November 2008:

November 5, 2008 - Absoft Increases Fortran Performance With SSE4 on AMD and Intel Windows Systems

Absoft(R) Corporation today announced Pro Fortran v10.2 which they state provides significant improvements for Fortran developers running Windows on the latest hardware systems. Improvements are focused in two areas: Read more...


October 2008:

October 22, 2008 - Absoft Offers Fortran Xcode Plug-in for Mac OS/Intel

Absoft(R) Corporation today announced the release of an Xcode plug-in for Fortran development under Xcode 3.1 on Mac OS/Intel. The plug-in is compatible with Absoft's newly released Pro Fortran v10.2, and will be included free of charge as part of the Pro Fortran distribution. Read more...

October 15, 2008 - Absoft Advances Fortran Development on Mac New Pro Fortran v10.2, SSE4.1 & Apple’s Xcode v3.1

Absoft(R) Corporation today announced significant advancements for customers developing and maintaining Fortran programs on Mac OS/Intel systems. These improvements affect three areas of code development and are incorporated into Absoft’s newly released Pro Fortran v10.2 for Mac OS/Intel. Read more...

October 7, 2008 - New Absoft Pro Fortran v10.2 - SSE4a for AMD Significant Speed-ups for x86-64 Linux Platforms
                                      

Absoft(R) today announced significant advancements for Fortran developers targeting 64-bit and 32-bit Linux environments. Absoft states their newly released Pro Fortran v10.2 compiler suite for Linux improves Fortran development in two areas.Read more...


July 2008:

July 22, 2008 - Absoft Improves Fortran Debugging on Mac OS with Fx3 and Apple's Xcode v3.1

Absoft(R) Corporation today announced a significant advancement in the ability to debug Fortran programs on Mac OS / Intel systems. This improved capability utilizes the combination of Apple's newly released Xcode 3.1 and Absoft's Fx3 debugger. Both Xcode 3.1 and the Fx3 debugger are available now. Read more...

July 15, 2008 - Absoft & Visual Numerics Announce First IMSL Numerical Library Qualified for Microsoft's HPC Platform
                                      

Absoft(R) and Visual Numerics(R) today announced the first implementation of the IMSL Fortran Numerical Library qualified for Microsoft Windows(R) Compute Cluster Server (WCCS) 2003. Built with Absoft's Pro Fortran compiler, the newly qualified IMSL Library build includes MPI multi-threaded support and significantly improves performance and scalability of numerically intensive HPC applications running on WCCS 2003 based clusters. Future support for Windows HPC Server 2008, the successor to WCCS, is planned. Read more...


April 2008:

April 10, 2008 - MKS Announces New Release of MKS Toolkit Product Family and PC X Server - Immediate Availability of MKS Toolkit version 9.2 and MKS X/Server version 8.5
                                      

MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX: MKX) announced today the immediate availability of MKS Toolkit version 9.2 and MKS X/Server version 8.5. With each new release, MKS continues our mission to provide true UNIX/Linux to Windows compatibility, connectivity and interoperability. These releases show MKS' commitment in delivering solid new features while enhancing existing functionality. All MKS Interoperability products are fully compatible with VISTA.
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February 2008:

February 28, 2008 - New Absoft Roll + Rocks Partnership with Clustercorp for x64 Linux Clusters!
                                      

Absoft(R) Corporation & Clustercorp, today announced the immediate availability of a new Absoft Roll as part of its Rocks+Rolls program. The Absoft Roll includes the Absoft Pro Fortran v10.1 Compiler Suite for x86_64 systems and is fully compatible with Rocks+ 4.3 and the open-source Rocks 4.3 software stack. The Absoft compiler suite includes optimizations for the complete line of AMD and Intel x64 processors, as well as specialized tuning for the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron ™ processors, which is particularly pertinent to the HPC Cluster community.
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February 21, 2008 - New MATFOR Express Visualization Tools With Pro Fortran v10.1 Windows
                                      

Absoft(R) Corporation, today announced the immediate availability of MATFOR Express, a new, low cost, data visualization tool suite for Windows. MATFOR Express is based on AnCAD's well-known MATFOR Visualization Toolset and under a special program from Absoft, can be obtained FREE with the purchase of Pro Fortran v10.1 for Windows!
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January 2008:

January 16, 2008 - New Absoft Pro Fortran for MacOS/PPC Targets Leopard & Includes New IDE
                                      

Absoft(R) Corporation, today announced the immediate availability of the new Pro Fortran 9.5 Fortran suite for 32-bit and 64-bit MacOS/PPC Leopard and Tiger systems.
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December 2007:

December 11, 2007 - Absoft Announces New Pro Fortran Compiler Technology for MacOS/Intel
                                       Targeting Leopard and Multi-Core Systems
.

Absoft(r) Corporation, a leading developer of compilers, debuggers and software development tools for high performance computing, today announced immediate availability of the new Pro Fortran 10.1 release which includes automatic optimizers and vectorizers for developing multi-threaded applications on the newest MacOS/Intel, multi-core based systems.
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November 2007:

November 14, 2007 - Absoft Announces New Pro Fortran Compiler Technology for Windows
                                       Targeting AMD64 Multi-Core Processors
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Absoft(R) Corporation, today announced the immediate availability of its new Pro Fortran v10.1 for Windows which includes tuning for the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm). Absoft and AMD are co-operating to advance compiler technology designed to simplify migration to, and increase performance on, new systems based on quad-core technology from AMD (NYSE: AMD).
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October 2007:

October 17, 2007 - Absoft Announces First Fortran IDE for AMD and Intel 32/64-bit Multi-Core Systems . The IDE comes bundled with Absoft compilers as part of Absoft's new Pro Fortran v10.1 tool suites. The new tool suites are targeted at single and multi-core systems running Linux, Windows and MacOS on processors from Intel (NYSE: INTC) and AMD (NYSE: AMD), including AMD's new Quad-Core AMD Opteron (tm) The IDE simplifies software development and includes upgraded Absoft compilers, which provide higher performance plus auto-parallelization and auto-vectorization capabilities for multi-core systems. Read more...

October 3, 2007 - Absoft Announces New Fortran Compiler Technology For AMD Multi-Core Processors . Absoft Corporation, a leading developer of compilers, debuggers and software development tools for high performance computing, today announced the new Absoft Pro Fortran v10.1 Compiler Suite for x86_64 systems, which includes tuning for new Quad-Core AMD Opteron ™ processors. Absoft and AMD (NYSE: AMD) are co-operating to advance compiler technology to simplify migration to, and increase performance on, new systems based on AMD quad-core technology. Read more...


July 2007:

July 12, 2007 - Absoft Releases First IMSL Fortran Numerical Library Implementation for MacOS/Intel. Absoft Corporation, a leading developer of compilers, debuggers and software development tools for high performance computing, today announced another first for the MacOS/Intel community -- the immediate availability of the IMSL(r) Fortran Numerical Library. The IMSL Library, developed by Visual Numerics(r), Inc., is the recognized standard in mathematical and statistical algorithms for high performance computing. The release by Absoft Corporation marks the first implementation of the IMSL Fortran Library for MacOS/Intel available from any developer source. Read more...


March 2007:

March 20, 2007 - Absoft releases the first commercial 64-bit Fortran for Mac OS/Intel. Absoft Corporation, a leading developer of compilers, debuggers and software development tools for high performance computing today announced the immediate availability of Absoft Pro Fortran v10 for Mac OS/Intel. Absoft Pro Fortran v10 for Mac OS/Intel is the first Fortran suite to include both 32-bit and 64-bit compilers plus a complete development environment designed for Fortran programmers. Pro Fortran is fully compatible with both Tiger and Leopard operating systems, Apple tools and the gnu tool chain. Prices start at $299 and special introductory pricing is available for existing Absoft customers. Read more...


September 2006:

September 19, 2006 - Absoft Pro Fortran v10 for Windows 32/64 demonstrates a 20% speed increase with their new v10 Fortran compilers. Absoft Corporation, a market leader in Fortran compilers, debuggers, and software development tools for desktop and high performance computing today announced its new top-performing Absoft Pro Fortran v10.0 for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP and Microsoft® Windows® Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003 running on Intel® and AMD® processors. Read more...


June 2006:

June 15, 2006 - Absoft Announces General Availablity of Performance-leading Absoft Fortran Compilers for 64-bit Windows XP and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
Absoft Corporation, a market leader in Fortran compilers, debuggers, and software development tools for high performance computing today announced general availability of its new top-performing Absoft Fortran Compiler v10.0 for 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® XP and Microsoft® Windows® Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003 running on Intel® Xeon® and AMD® Opteron® processors. Read more


April 2006:

April 26, 2006 - New Performance-leading Absoft Fortran Compilers for 64-bit Windows XP and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
Absoft Corporation, a market leader in Fortran compilers, debuggers, and software development tools for high performance computing today announced the new top-performing Absoft Fortran Compiler v10.0 for 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® XP and Microsoft® Windows® Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003 running on Intel® Xeon® and AMD® Opteron® processors. Prices start as low as $299 and the product will begin shipping in May, 2006. Read more

April 5, 2006 - New Absoft Roll contains leading software development tools for Intel® processor-based clusters and grids using Platform Rocks
Absoft Corporation, a global leader in cluster and grid computing software solutions, today announced the new Absoft Roll with Intel® Software Products for Platform Rocks. The new Absoft Roll provides software developers with the best compilers, debuggers, math and message passing libraries, and advanced performance tuning and optimization tools for compiling, debugging, running, and optimizing high performance computing applications for clusters and grids.Read more


March 2006:

March 7, 2006 - AnCAD’s MATFOR 4 Numerical and Visualization Libraries Now Available with Top Performing Absoft Fortran Compilers for Linux and Windows
Absoft today announced availability of AnCAD’s new MATFOR 4 Numerical and Visualization Libraries with Absoft's Pro Fortran Compilers on Windows and with Absoft Fortran compilers on Linux. MATFOR contains numerical and visualization libraries developed specially for scientists and engineers to easily visual their results, including movies, animation, and much more. MATFOR may be applied to almost any scientific or engineering field such as wave propagation, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, and many more. MATFOR’s functions enhance Fortran and C++ programs with dynamic visualization capabilities, shorten numerical codes and speed up the development process. Read more


January 2006:

January 31, 2006 - Absoft News – Absoft Announces Availability of IMSL™ Fortran Numerical Library Optimized for 64-bit Linux with New Top-performing Absoft Fortran Compilers
Rochester Hills, MI (January 31, 2006) – Absoft Corporation announced today the general availability of the Visual Numerics IMSL™ Fortran Numerical Library version 5.0 optimized for Linux on 64-bit Intel® Xeon™ and AMD® Opteron™ processors with Absoft’s new performance-leading Fortran compilers, which started shipping on January 19th. Read more

January 19, 2006 - Absoft Begins Shipping New Top Performing Fortran Compilers for Intel® Xeon™ and AMD® Opteron™ Processors
Today Absoft Corporation announced top performing new Fortran compilers optimized for both Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors running Linux, along with plans to offer these exciting new high-performance compilers for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X® using Intel processors. The new compilers will also be available in high-performance 'best of breed' software development kits (SDKs) and bundles from Absoft for clusters, grids, and servers running Linux and Mac OS X, including new Intel-based systems from Apple®. Read more

January 11, 2006 - Absoft® Announces New Software Development Solutions with Intel® Tools for Apple Computers using Intel® Processors
Today at Apple's MacWorld Conference, Absoft Corporation announced plans to offer software development solutions designed for Apple's new Intel-based computers. The new software development solutions extend Absoft's existing product line for PowerPC-based systems from Apple. The new developer solutions include tools from Intel and Absoft optimized specifically for Apple MacBook Pro computers using Intel® Core Duo processors.Read more


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