AMD Core Math Library 1.5 Expands Platform Support, Increases Performance For Application Developers
— AMD and Numerical Algorithms Group deliver latest version of core mathematical functions in AMD64 developer tool —
At SC2003, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of AMD Core Math Library (ACML) 1.5 for the AMD OpteronTM and AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based platforms. AMD collaborated with The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) to deliver an enhanced development tool that provides developers with a core set of AMD64 mathematical functions. ACML 1.5 is optimized for use in scientific and engineering applications for verticals including research, engineering, life and earth sciences, financial analysis and data mining.
“The new features and support in ACML 1.5 are designed to provide developers in the High Performance Computing community, faster, more intuitive functions and interfaces as they create 32- or 64-bit applications for the AMD64 platform,” said Ben Williams, director of the Server/Workstation Business Segment for AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Customers are choosing AMD Opteron processor-based clusters, and ACML 1.5 will enable developers to reduce application development time, with optimized applications performance for compute intensive environments.”
“ACML 1.5 provides HPC developers with reliable core numerical components that help them increase performance and accuracy for AMD64 processor-based platforms," said Brian Ford, CEO of NAG. "NAG worked closely with AMD to develop ACML 1.5 to expedite adoption of AMD64 clusters for customers needing compute intensive environments.”
To address the needs of developers of compute intensive applications, ACML 1.5 contains 28 new LAPACK routines, including linear equation solvers, singular value decomposition and symmetric engine solvers. This will also enhance performance on multiprocessor (SMP) servers and workstations.
ACML 1.5 also delivers significant performance improvements on 32-bit kernel BLAS routines, providing support for the expansive 32-bit installed application base. In addition, ACML 1.5 also now contains Level 1 BLAS routines for operations involving sparse vectors.
ACML 1.5 routines now offer developers C as well as FORTRAN interfaces. The new interfaces allow the C programmer to pass arguments in a more natural way, eliminating user-supplied workspace arguments.
ACML 1.5 is freely available on AMD’s developer site: http://www.developwithamd.com/
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