FOR RELEASE ON April 26, 2006
Performance-leading Absoft Fortran Compilers for 64-bit Windows XP and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 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.
The new Absoft Fortran Compiler v10 for 64-bit Windows implements the complete Fortran 95 standard and is based on Absoft's new v10 top-performing Fortran technology recently released for 64-bit Linux systems. Independently published benchmarks from Polyhedron Ltd indicate that the new code generation and advanced optimization technology in Absoft Fortran v10 Compilers outperforms all other 64-bit Fortran compilers on both 64-bit Intel® Xeon® and AMD® Opteron® processors. "Absoft is experiencing similar results on performance tests with our new v10 compilers for 64-bit Windows - that is, our new Fortran compilers out-perform all other Fortran compilers for 64-bit Windows" said Wood Lotz, Absoft chief executive officer.
"Absoft's Fortran compiler produced the fastest and most efficiently optimized code on the two hardware platforms we used for testing the AERMOD Air Quality Modeling code. We discovered that the reason Absoft Fortran is faster is that it used some optimization magic to reduce branching instruction and TLB miss rates when compared to the competition. As a result Absoft Fortran execution time is comfortably ahead of the nearest competitor by 18%" said George Delic, C.E.O., HiPERiSM Consulting, LLC.
The new Absoft Fortran v10 for 64-bit Windows is the perfect tool for developers to start migrating 32-bit applications to 64-bit Windows to take advantage of the extended 64-bit memory capabilities and superior performance. Absoft Fortran v10 for 64-bit Windows is source-compatible with Absoft Pro Fortran for 32-bit Windows, Absoft Pro Fortran for 32-bit Mac OS X, and all other Absoft Fortran compilers for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux on x64 and POWER, allowing easy application migration from other environments requiring little more than recompiling an application. Absoft Fortran compilers for Windows are fully compatible with Microsoft .NET.
ISV partners are also touting the merits of Absoft Fortran solutions. "The Absoft Fortran compiler family v10 demonstrates high-performance, high-reliability and completeness in language support for 64-bit environments. Absoft Fortran compilers are definitely a highly valued companion of MATFOR" said Simon Su, CTO, AnCAD, Inc.
The new Absoft Fortran compilers for 64-bit Windows are initially available in two different packages. Absoft Express Fortran is a new low cost 12-month subscription license that creates perpetual applications. Absoft Express Fortran is an excellent alternative for cost sensitive or short-term projects. Absoft Standard Fortran includes the Absoft Fx2 Fortran/C/C++ debugger, multiple math and graphics libraries and a variety of license options.
The Absoft Express Fortran Compiler
-ANSI Fortran 95 command line compiler for Win64
-VAX/Unix libraries and documentation in PDF format
-Extensive optimizations, leading performance on Opteron & Xeon, top reliability
-Low cost license especially suitable for academic and research facilities
-12 month subscription only $299, renewable annually at only $299
-Applications created with Absoft Fortran Express are perpetual
The Absoft Standard Fortran Compiler
-All of the features in Absoft Express Fortran, along with much more:
-All licenses and applications generated are perpetual
-Absoft Fx2 Fortran/C/C++ Debugger (superior to gdb-based debuggers)
-Pre-built LAPACK, LAPACK95, BLAS, ATLAS, PLplot, math libraries
-Supports highly optimized AMD Core Math Library (ACML) on Opteron (available by
download from AMD)
-Single user, floating and MaxFlex licenses
-Select third party product options
All Absoft Fortran compilers include free Absoft technical support by email and telephone.
Introductory prices for Absoft Express Fortran v10 start at $299 for a 12-month subscription. Absoft Standard Fortran v10 is a perpetual license available in single user, floating or MaxFlex (mixed platform) license configurations starting at only $699 for commercial customers, $499 academic. Competitive upgrades are available at a $200 discount. Customers who own Absoft Pro Fortran 9.0 for 32-bit Windows can take advantage of special introductory companion pricing to obtain v10.0 for 64-bit Windows for only $399, or $499 for Absoft customers with earlier versions.
Absoft Standard Fortran for 64-bit Windows is available with Absoft's exclusive MaxFlex™ licensing which allows customers to freely switch licenses between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Absoft MaxFlex offers customers working on multiple platforms tremendous savings that no other Fortran vendor can offer. See http://www.absoft.com/corporate/maxflex.html for more information on MaxFlex.
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About Absoft Corporation
Celebrating 25 years of profitably offering 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 OS X and Linux on 32-bit and 64-bit processors, from AMD, IBM and Intel. Absoft is an active business partner with AMD, Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and other major technology companies, with customers using Absoft products numbering in the tens of thousands world wide. Absoft products are distributed globally through more than 200 resellers.
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