Absoft News Absoft Announces Availability of IMSL Fortran Numerical Library Optimized for 64-bit Linux with New Top-performing Absoft Fortran Compilers
Volume 5, Issue 3
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 Absofts 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.
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!
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-Intel Xeon http://absoft.com/Products/Clusters/hpcsdk_intel.html
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