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AMD Launches AMD Core Math Library 2.0
Posted Tue April 20, 2004 @08:36AM
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News techman wrote in with this AMD 64bit computing news:

AMD has announced the availability of AMD Core Math Library (ACML) version 2.0, an advanced tool that allows software developers to further exploit the large memory space and ground-breaking performance enhancements offered by the AMD64 architecture.

ACML 2.0 provides an expanded feature set, optimization of existing features and improved performance. Developers using ACML 2.0 can achieve greater code accuracy and speed of delivery while maximizing performance and functionality of x86-based applications running on 32-bit Windows® and 32- and 64-bit Linux operating systems. ACML 2.0 also helps build the foundation for the Windows software developer in preparation for 64-bit capable Windows availability.

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“The maturity of ACML 2.0 symbolizes the unstoppable force AMD has unleashed that is changing our industry,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “These powerful tools are critical for our software developer partners and AMD’s goal of enabling ubiquitous 64-bit computing.”

Co-developed with the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), ACML 2.0 provides developers with increased performance of Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS) and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) routines from version 1.5. Optimized math libraries like ACML 2.0 deliver dramatic performance improvements for challenging computational problems such as oil & gas exploration, and computer-aided engineering.

“The continued success of this project is a testimony to the hard work of the joint AMD/NAG team and AMD’s commitment to support the development community with first rate tools,” said Dr. Brian Ford, CEO of NAG. “The exceptional nature of the latest performance results speaks for themselves.”

Composed of highly optimized numeric functions for mathematical, engineering, scientific, and financial applications, ACML 2.0 comprises a full implementation of Level 1, 2, and 3 BLAS with key routines optimized for high performance on AMD Opteron™ processors. Taking advantage of the highly tuned BLAS kernels, a key set of Linear Algebra Package (LAPACK) routines have been further optimized to achieve greater performance than standard LAPACK implementations. ACML 2.0 also offers a comprehensive suite of FFTs in single-, double-, single-complex and double-complex data types. Leveraging the PGI compiler, ACML 2.0 for Linux development also provides support for OpenMP and Non-OpenMP.

ACML 2.0 is available as a free download on AMD’s developer site.

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