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AMD releases Opteron math software

Advanced Micro Devices released software on Monday aimed at speeding up mathematical calculations on its Opteron processor and other future chips that use the AMD64 64-bit instruction set. The new Opteron is popular with high-performance technical computing users. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company hopes the new tool will make it easier for programmers to create software for financial, engineering, mathematical and scientific tasks.

The AMD Core Math Library (ACML), developed by AMD and the Numerical Algorithms Group, speeds many algebraic and signal-processing operations. Version 1.0 of the ACML has an interface for Fortran programs and supports 32-bit Windows, 32-bit Linux and 64-bit Linux. The software will be available as a free download, the company said.