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Volume 5, Issue 3
January 31, 2006

World-renowned mathematical & statistical libraries now available with new Absoft version 10 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 Jan. 19.

The IMSL™ Fortran Numerical Library is the gold-standard mathematical and statistical function library for Fortran programmers developing high-performance computing applications. The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library saves development time by eliminating the need to write code from scratch. Using only two or three of the IMSL Fortran Library's mathematical or statistical routines will more than pay for the product in application development time-savings alone. Absoft is the only company offering the latest version of the IMSL Fortran Numerical Library on platforms running Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

"The performance enhancements to version 10 are another indication of the value Absoft brings to its customers," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "We are excited about the fact that customers using the IMSL Numerical Libraries on this latest release of the Absoft compiler will benefit from the performance improvements as well as continue to leverage the longstanding reliability of IMSL technology."

At the heart of the IMSL Numerical Libraries lie more than 1,000 fully tested and highly optimized algorithms including those for analyzing non-linear equations, transforms, eigensystems, matrix and vector operations, optimizations approximations and much more. Further, Visual Numerics' latest IMSL Fortran Numerical Library, version 5.0, includes new powerful and flexible interface modules that provide for greater control and faster, simpler development of code. Full documentation detailing each routine is included in PDF format.

"Visual Numerics is the global leader in numerical libraries and Absoft has been distributing Visual Numerics’ Libraries for more than 10 years. Our customers are very happy with the IMSL Numerical Libraries - they regularly tell us how much work IMSL saves them and how it increases their productivity,” said Wood Lotz, CEO of Absoft. “Combined with our new performance-leading Fortran compilers, we are offering our customers one of the best high-performance problem-solving combinations available for programmers today,” continued Lotz.

Order Today

The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library is available now from Absoft bundled with Absoft's new version 10 Fortran compilers for Linux. Product and ordering information is available at www.absoft.com/Products/Libraries/imsl.html, by calling Absoft at (248) 853-0050, or by emailing sales@absoft.com.


Now from Absoft: High Performance Computing (HPC) Software Development Kits (SDKs) for all popular processors used for Linux and OS X clusters, grids, and servers:

Absoft offers HPC SDKs for Linux on Xeon, POWER, and Opteron clusters, grids, and servers making HPC application development easier on popular cluster, grid, and HPC server configurations. Everything you need to compile, debug, run, and optimize your HPC applications installs easily from one CD-ROM. With three clicks, within 5 minutes you can be compiling and running your MPI applications on your HPC system. Every SDK includes best-of-breed compilers, debuggers, math libraries, MPI libraries, modules environment, common licensing, ready-to-run examples and benchmarks, and optional leading edge performance enhancement tools such as hardware monitors, trace/analysis tools, thread checkers, and much more. The best HPC development tools from Absoft, IBM, Intel, and PathScale are included in the SDKs and are pre-configured, available from one source (Absoft), install easily and quickly, and “just work.” Absoft also provides technical support for all tools in the SDKs, simplifying support headaches!

Learn more about the Absoft HPC SDKs for various platforms:

-Intel Xeon http://absoft.com/Products/Clusters/hpcsdk_intel.html
-AMD Opteron http://absoft.com/Products/Clusters/hpcsdk_intel.html
-AMD Opteron at http://absoft.com/Products/Clusters/hpcsdk_pathscale.html
-IBM POWER http://absoft.com/Products/Clusters/hpcsdk_power.html
-Apple PowerMac/G5 http://absoft.com/Products/Clusters/hpcsdk_osx.html

  • Every HPC SDK includes compilers, debuggers, MPI, math libraries, environment control options, and all tools necessary to compile, run, debug, and optimize HPC applications
  • Best of breed tools from Absoft, IBM, Intel, AMD, and PathScale are included for maximum performance in every environment
  • All tools in every SDK are pre-configured and install in less than five minutes so you can start compiling and running HPC applications immediately
  • Absoft provides industry- leading technical support for all SDK components

Absoft Fx2 Debugger - for Fortran, C/C++ and assembler
  • Industry's best graphical debugger for mixed Fortran and C/C++ development
  • Supports Fortran and C/C++ compilers from all leading vendors including Absoft, Intel, IBM, PGI, Pathscale. Also supports GNU.
  • Versions for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux, PowerPC Linux, IBM Linux on Power, Windows and Mac OS X are available
  • Multiple compilers can be supported with a single license
  • Much richer feature set than gdb-based debuggers
  • Fx2 is included with Absoft compilers for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X and is also available separately
  • Fx2 is the only Fortran debugger with support for 64-bit POWER processors

Floating Licenses from Absoft
  • Save money and increase productivity with Absoft floating licenses
  • Absoft's exclusive MaxFlex license manager allows money-saving floating licensing in multi-platform Windows, Linux and Mac OS X environments
  • Read more product details or order now at: http://www.absoft.com/corporate/maxflex.html

Fortran Compilers and Development tools for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh

Other products available from Absoft include Pro Fortran for Windows, high-performance Fortran Standard compilers for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux, Fortran/C/C++ compilers and development tools from Intel, IBM, and PathScale. For more information or to order visit: http://www.absoft.com/Pricing/fortran_compiler_navigator.html

Pro Fortran compiler suites include a free C/C++ compiler and a graphical Integrated Development Environment on OS X and Windows, and also include Absoft's market leading Fx2 Fortran/C/C++ Debugger (also available separately for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux). The Absoft Fx2 Debugger improves development productivity over other Fortran/C/C++ debuggers, includes a graphical user interface, has multi-language support and fully supports Fortran/C/C++ compilers from Absoft, IBM, Intel, PathScale, PGI, and the gnu compilers. Order now or read more at: http://www.absoft.com/Products/Debuggers/fx2/fx2_debugger.html.

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About Absoft Corporation

Celebrating 26 years of profitably delivering leading software solutions, Absoft Corporation (Rochester Hills, Michigan) is a recognized leader in software development tools for Fortran, C/C++, and high-performance computing on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux on 32-bit and 64-bit processors. Absoft is an active business partner with AMD, Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, and other major technology companies, with active customers using Absoft
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