AMD Core Math Library 2.0 Launched

AMD today 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. ACML
2.0 is available as a free download on AMD’s developer site:
www.developwithamd.com/acml.


AMD today 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.

"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(TM) 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:
www.developwithamd.com/acml.

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