On Wednesday, the Absoft Corporation, in concert with Visual Numerics, Inc., announced the immediate availability of IMSL 6 library for its Fortran 11.0 on Intel Macs, Linux and Windows. The library has been updated to support apps running on multi-core SMP and MPICH clusters.
IMSL (International Mathematics and Statistics Library) is a commercial collection of software libraries for numerical analysis and statistics.
MPICH is a freely available, portable implementation of MPI, a standard for message-passing for distributed-memory applications used in parallel computing.
Absoft said on Wednesday that, along with VNI, they have "announced availability of Visual Numerics' latest IMSL Fortran V6.0 numerical libraries which include features designed to improve performance and scalability of numerically intensive applications running on multi-core SMP and MPICH cluster systems. The IMSL Libraries, recognized world-wide as the gold standard in numerical libraries, include over 1,000 mathematical and statistical routines optimized for AMD and Intel processors using Absoft's high-performance, auto-parallelizing and vectorizing Pro Fortran v11 compilers. Available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, Absoft offers the new IMSL Fortran V6.0 libraries as upgrades to existing IMSL customers or as bundle options with Absoft Pro Fortran v11.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X/Intel. Customers using IMSL v6.0 will need Absoft Pro Fortran v11.0 for proper compatibility."
For more information visit Absoft's Website. Existing customers can upgrade for 50 percent of new prices, and the offer extends only through May 31, 2010.