Absoft News – AnCAD’s MATFOR 4 Numerical and Visualization Libraries Now Available with Top Performing Absoft Fortran Compilers for Linux and Windows

Absoft Corporation
Leading Fortran/C/C++ Compiler, Debugger, and Development Tools for 26 Years

Volume 5, Issue 4
March 7, 2006

(Rochester Hills, MI) 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.

To quickly view an animated example of MATFOR, please visit: http://www.absoft.com/Products/Libraries/matfor.html#sample.

According to Simon Su, chief technology for AnCAD, "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 noteworthy gains. Absoft Fortran compilers are definitely a highly valued companion of MATFOR."

The new top performing Absoft Fortran v10 compilers are shipping now for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux on x86/x64 processors and will soon be available for 32 and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X using Intel hardware. Absoft Fortran v10 compilers have been independently confirmed as the top-performing commercial Fortran compilers by Polyhedron, LTD (see www.polyhedron.com for results). For more information on Absoft Fortran compiler for Linux or information on how to order, please visit: http://www.absoft.com/Products/Compilers/Fortran/Linux/fortran95/

Order Today

For more information on AnCAD’s MATFOR or to place an order, please visit: http://www.absoft.com/Products/Libraries/matfor.html, call 248-853-0050 and ask for sales, or email 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

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