NAG and AMD Announce AMD Core Math Library Availability

Co-developed with Numerical Algorithms Group, new tool promotes accelerated AMD64 optimized software development

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA—JULY 1, 2003—AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate availability of AMD Core Math Library (ACML) V1.0 for the AMD OpteronTM processor and other AMD64-based platforms. In cooperation with Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), AMD now offers a development tool that helps increase code accuracy and speed of delivery for improved performance of 32- and 64-bit x86 applications and systems.

"With today’s release of the ACML v1.0, AMD provides developers in the High Performance Computing community a powerful tool to help optimize applications for the incredibly scalable AMD64 platform," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. "Opteron-based systems have recently won numerous awards for its leadership in the high performance computing market. Working cooperatively with NAG, AMD is providing critical tools to help developers leverage the ACML and take advantage of speed and performance of AMD Opteron processor-based clustering."

"These robust and reliable core numerical components can help developers extract peak floating point performance and accuracy for AMD Opteron processor clustering and other x86-based platforms," said Brian Ford, CEO of NAG. "This vital tool promotes the adoption of AMD64 clusters for more powerful financial, biotechnology, education, government and research computing."

ACML is composed of highly optimized numeric functions for mathematical, engineering, scientific, and financial applications. The library, is initially available with a FORTRAN interface, is comprised of 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) in single-, double-, single-complex and double-complex data types. The 1.0 release will support 32-bit and 64-bit Linux as well as 32-bit Windows.

The ACML is freely available on AMD’s developer site.

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Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.

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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. 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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