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Absoft bundles IMSL Fortran Numerical Library 5.0

updated 07:40 pm EST, Thu December 9, 2004

IMSL Fortran Numerical Lib

Absoft today released Visual Numerics' bundled with the high performance IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition compiler Version 8.1 for Mac OS. Through a special OEM relationship with IBM, Absoft is now able to offer powerful new development tools such as the IMSL Fortran Library and Absoft's Integrated Development Environment bundled with the IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V8.1 compiler for Mac OS X for $1,700. The IMSL Fortran Library is the gold standard mathematical and statistical library for Fortran programmers developing high performance computing applications and version 5.0 includes new powerful and flexible interface modules.

The company says that the IMSL Fortran Library saves development time by eliminating the need to write code from scratch. Using only two or three of the IMSL Fortran Library's mathematical or statistical routines will more than pay for the product in time-savings alone. The complete IMSL Fortran Numerical Library, is now available to users of IBM's high performance XL Fortran compiler on the Mac OS X platform. The new interface modules allow users to utilize the fast, convenient optional arguments of the modern Fortran syntax for 100% of the relevant algorithms in the library, allowing for greater control and faster, simpler development of code.

The IMSL Fortran Library provides full depth and control via optional arguments for experienced programmers, reduces development efforts by checking data-type matches and array sizing at compile time, and gives developers a simple and flexible interface to the library routines as well as speeds programming and simplifies documentation. It includes all of the algorithms from the IMSL family of Fortran libraries, including the IMSL F90 Library, the IMSL Fortran 77 Library, and the IMSL parallel processing features. Utilities are included to simplify large-scale computing with the ScaLAPACK library.

The IMSL Fortran Library is now available bundled with IBM's XL Fortran Advanced Edition Version 8.1 for Mac OS X to commercial customers starting at $1,700. Government licenses for the IBM XL Fortran V8.1 plus IMSL Fortran Library v5.0 bundle start at $1300 while academic licenses start at $800. The IMSL Fortran Library is also available with Absoft's Pro Fortran Compiler Suite version 9.0 for Windows and Mac OS X.

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