Wolfram Research Extending Support For AMD64 Technology-Based Platforms
Champaign, Illinois --
Two years after the introduction of AMD's 64-bit microprocessor, the AMD Opteron™ processor, Wolfram Research broadens its support for this widely successful platform. Mathematica®
5.1 and gridMathematica™ 2 will be available and fully optimized for 64-bit Microsoft Windows and Sun Solaris operating systems. Mathematica for Linux on AMD64 technology was released in January 2004 and has since been deployed worldwide by technology leaders at Fortune 500 companies, national research labs, and top universities.
"Our close partnership with AMD helped us create a unique power tool for engineers and scientists. Mathematica was among the first software products to use the full potential of AMD64 systems. Together, AMD and Wolfram Research have brought 64-bit technical computing to the mainstream market," says Peter Overmann, director of Software Technology at Wolfram Research.
"Both Wolfram Research and AMD keep redefining performance standards in their respective fields," said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation marketing, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "Mathematica is an exceptional product that showcases powerful AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture found in the AMD Athlon™ 64 and AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems."
With gridMathematica 2, released in March 2005, the power of Mathematica is extended from personal computers to modern multiprocessor machines, clusters, grids, and supercomputers, of which an increasing number are built on AMD64 architecture. Mathematica and gridMathematica integrate thousands of algorithms for numeric and symbolic computation, discrete mathematics, statistics and data analysis, graphics, visualization, and general programming.
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