Absoft and Visual Numerics have announced the first implementation of the IMSL Fortran Numerical Library qualified for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server (WCCS) 2003. Built with Absoft's Pro Fortran compiler, the newly qualified IMSL Library build includes MPI multi-threaded support and significantly improves performance and scalability of numerically intensive HPC applications running on WCCS 2003 based clusters. Future support for Windows HPC Server 2008, the successor to WCCS, is planned.
The IMSL Library for WCCS includes 1000+ mathematical and statistical subroutines that have been optimized for AMD and Intel processors using Absoft's latest Pro Fortran Compiler for x64 Windows environments. Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with Microsoft-MPI is designed for easy application deployment across multiple x64 HPC cluster nodes. The Absoft Fortran, WCCS, IMSL Library combination provides a complete, high performance solution for development of computationally intense applications on cluster systems. The Absoft/IMSL Library build expands the computational and numerical capabilities of Windows systems previously targeted primarily at workstation environments.
"Absoft is pleased to introduce the first IMSL Numerical Library qualified for Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 platforms," said Wood Lotz, president of Absoft. "The IMSL Libraries are the gold standard of numerical libraries and are available on over 60 different platforms worldwide. Using the IMSL Libraries' pre-built functions as application building blocks means Absoft customers save both time and money. Microsoft's robust WCCS environment and Absoft Fortran's advanced optimizers assure maximum performance and reliability for the applications," continued Lotz.
Effective July 15, 2008, all IMSL Fortran Libraries shipped for Windows by Absoft will be qualified for Windows 2000 through Vista and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, all at no additional charge.