“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.