NAG demonstrates the AMD Core Math Library at the AMD Opteron ™ Processor Launch in New York

Oxford, UK and Chicago, IL, USA – 22 April 2003 – The world's leading provider of mathematical and statistical algorithms, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), together with AMD, today demonstrated the high- performance AMD Core Math Library (ACML) at the AMD Opteron™ processor launch.

In January 2003 NAG announced its collaboration with AMD to produce a core numerical library optimized for AMD processors including the AMD Opteron™ and upcoming AMD Athlon™ 64 processors. ACML will initially incorporate BLAS, LAPACK and FFT routines, which can be used by a wide range of software developers to obtain excellent performance from their applications running on AMD platforms.

NAG and AMD collaborate to deliver industry-leading performance over a range of important key mathematical routines. In New York today, NAG announced that the beta release of ACML is available and is expected to be commercially available in June 2003. For more information on ACML and to download the beta click here.

NAG has been the key producer of numerical libraries for industry and academia for more than 30 years and its products, such as the NAG Libraries, have a worldwide quality reputation for accuracy, reliability and robustness. Thousands of organizations across a diverse range of industries have seen the benefits of embedding NAG’s numerical and statistical components into their applications.

"NAG and AMD teams have worked extremely well together to deliver an industry-leading set of core mathematical components for software developers to benefit from," said Dr Brian Ford, CEO of NAG. "Beyond that, the great news is that ongoing improvements to this work are already planned, pushing the performance and functionality boundaries even further."

NAG and AMD will continue to maintain and develop ACML to provide software developers the proven accuracy, robustness and reliability of the library, that ultimately gives them the correct computation answers – quickly and efficiently.

"AMD collaborated with NAG to provide customers with a best-of-breed solution for the development and maintenance of ACML- a key tool for developers of computationally intensive applications," said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. "NAG’s product strength and the productive working relationship between our two companies will help ensure that AMD continues to deliver ACML to our customers and partners with excellent performance, scalability and reliability."

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 headquarters in the UK and has offices in Germany, Japan and North America, plus distributors worldwide.

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