NAG is proud to support the AMD Opteron ™ Processor on its 2nd anniversary ...

Oxford UK and Chicago, IL, April 21, 2005, a leading provider of mathematical and statistical algorithms, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), is proud to announce its continued support of the AMD Opteron™ processor on its 2nd anniversary, the growing AMD64 Ecosystem and AMD's (NYSE: AMD) multi-core leadership.

Oxford UK and Chicago, IL ' April 21, 2005, a leading provider of mathematical and statistical algorithms, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), is proud to announce its continued support of the AMD Opteron' processor on its 2nd anniversary, the growing AMD64 Ecosystem and AMD's (NYSE: AMD) multi-core leadership.

NAG has been working closely with AMD for over 4 years to develop part of the Eco-system to support AMD64, most notably with the co-creation of AMD's Core Math Library (ACML). ACML, optimized for AMD64 processors, provides a development tool, which can significantly increase performance and speed of delivery for 32- and 64-bit x86-based applications.

ACML is composed of highly optimized numerical components that can underpin many mathematical, engineering, scientific, and financial applications. The library contains a full implementation of optimized Level 1, 2 and 3 Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS), Linear Algebra Package (LAPACK) as well as Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs). ACML 2.6 provides optimized support for the latest multi-core systems from AMD. Further exciting developments are already in the pipeline.

"NAG's work with AMD is a shining example of how collaboration with partners has led to the optimizations of world-class software for the AMD64 Ecosystem," said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation marketing, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "With its support of the AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture, NAG has been instrumental in helping AMD deliver truly outstanding software, which all developers can take advantage of for free." NAG supports AMD Opteron' processors across its full product range of NAG numerical libraries, visualization and compiler software. Indeed, NAG ensures that it uses ACML as a core part of its higher level numerical libraries for the AMD platforms and recommends that all developers do so where appropriate.

"NAG is delighted to be part of the industry revolution that has been, and is being driven by AMD64 technology," comments Rob Meyer, CEO of NAG. "AMD's success clearly stems from its willingness to listen to its customers and take the bold steps necessary to meet those needs."

About NAG

With over thirty years of experience in developing mathematical and statistical components, compilers and tools plus 3D data visualization software, NAG and its products have a worldwide reputation for accuracy, robustness and reliability. Over 10,000 organisations spanning the globe rely on NAG's software and services to enhance their applications. NAG software is used by business, industry and education to solve problems, however complex, in areas such as research, engineering, life and earth sciences and financial analysis. NAG has its headquartered in the UK and has offices in Germany, Japan and North America, plus distributors worldwide.

For further information contact
Katie O'Hare
Marketing Communications Manager
NAG Ltd
Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road
Oxford, UK, OX2 8DR
T: +44 (0)1865 511245 F: +44 (0)1865 310139
E:katie.ohare@nag.co.uk

April 2005

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