AMD Announces Math Library Support From Numerical Algorithms Group For Upcoming AMD Opteron™ And AMD Athlon™ 64 Processors
—Math library expected to help speed adoption and implementation of both 32- and 64-bit applications for systems based on upcoming AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ 64 processors—
NEW YORK --
At LinuxWorld Expo 2003, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is working with The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) to develop the AMD Core Math Library (ACML) in support of AMD’s upcoming AMD OpteronTM and AMD AthlonTM 64 processors.
Software developers using the ACML optimized for the upcoming AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 processors will be able to increase accuracy and performance while reducing the overall time and cost of development for both 32- and 64-bit applications and systems running on the AMD 64-bit technology. Customers will benefit from accelerated availability of optimized x86-64 commercial and proprietary applications.
The AMD 64-bit technology extends x86 to enable 64-bit computing while remaining compatible with the vast x86 software infrastructure and industry experience.
ACML will be composed of highly optimized numeric functions for mathematical, engineering, scientific, and financial applications. The library, to be made available with both FORTRAN and C interfaces, will be comprised of a full implementation of Level 1, 2 and 3 Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS), Linear Algebra Package (LAPACK) as well as Fast Fourier Transforms
(FFTs) in single-, double-, single-complex and double-complex data types. Additionally, ACML will provide customers increased performance for computationally-intensive applications while taking full advantage of the performance benefits of the upcoming AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 processors.
“ACML provides developers a great tool to develop and deploy computationally-intensive applications for systems based on AMD Opteron processors,” said Marty Seyer, vice president of server business segment, Computation Products Group, AMD. “AMD is assembling the resources customers need to optimize software and hardware for high-performance server or clustered server environments. This is another example of AMD’s commitment to simplify business in both 32- and 64-bit environments.”
"NAG is working with AMD to develop powerful, robust and reliable core numerical components to help extract peak floating point performance and accuracy on the upcoming AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 processors," said Brian Ford, CEO of NAG. "ACML will be a vital tool for software developers seeking to extract top performance from numerical applications. This includes NAG who will be using ACML to get the best performance for its own range of high-level mathematical and statistical components."
The 64-bit version of ACML is expected to be available for developers in the second quarter 2003 on the AMD Web site.
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