Absoft Corp. and Visual Numerics, a Rogue Wave Software company, have announced the availability of Visual Numerics’ latest IMSL Fortran V6.0 numerical libraries that include features designed to improve performance and scalability of numerically intensive applications running on multi-core SMP and MPICH cluster systems.

The IMSL Libraries include over 1,000 mathematical and statistical routines optimized for AMD and Intel processors using Absoft’s high-performance, auto-parallelizing and vectorizing Pro Fortran 11 compilers. Available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, Absoft offers the new IMSL Fortran 6.0 libraries as upgrades to existing IMSL customers or as bundle options with Absoft Pro Fortran 11.0 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux systems. Customers using IMSL 6.0 will need Absoft Pro Fortran 11.0 for proper compatibility.

Absoft is the only commercial Fortran vendor authorized to distribute IMSL 6.0 bundles for Mac, Windows and Linux systems. For a limited time it’s offering IMSL upgrades to existing Absoft IMSL customers at a discount of 50% off new pricing. New purchase bundles also available. This promotion is available exclusively through Absoft and Absoft resellers world-wide. The offer runs t

IMSL Fortran 6.0 is backward compatible with previous versions and includes several new features designed to simplify programming and improve performance across a wide variety of applications in both single and multi-computer environments.