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Absoft News - The Electronic News Bulletin from Absoft Corporation Volume 3, Issue 6
September 15th, 2004

"The Leading Compiler and Debugging Tool Provider for Fortran/C/C++"

New Release: Absoft Announces Pro Fortran Compiler Suite 9.0 for Windows

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New Release:

Absoft Announces Pro Fortran Compiler Suite 9.0 for Windows
The most complete Fortran development tool kit for Windows

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  • NEW Fortran 95 optimizations increase performance by 25%
  • NEW Fortran 2003 features supported...
  • NEW Fx2 debugger industry's best Fortran debugger
  • NEW IMSL 5.0 Fortran Library (optional) - buy now
  • NEW MATFOR 3 Visualization Library (optional) - buy now
  • Auto-parallelize your code with VAST (optional)
  • STILL the best support for legacy F77/66 extensions
  • FREE support, flexible licenses
  • NEW IDE supports Absoft Fortran, GNU and other compilers
  • Improved editor
  • Special upgrade pricing available through 31 December 2004. Order Now.

Rochester Hills, MI (September 15, 2004)Absoft Corporation has announced immediate availability of its new high performance Pro Fortran tool kit version 9.0 for Windows. Absoft’s Pro Fortran Compiler Suite is the most complete Windows Fortran solution available from any vendor and includes: Fortran 95 and C/C++ compilers, a powerful Integrated Development Environment, Fx2™ the top commercial Fortran debugger, graphics and free product support.

The new Absoft Pro Fortran compiler suite version 9.0 for Windows generates superior 32-bit application performance on IA32/AMD32 processors including Intel P4, Intel Xeon and AMD Athlon chips. Absoft Pro Fortran v9.0 is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 through Windows 2000 and also supports .NET. Absoft’s powerful and flexible Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is included at no additional charge. The Absoft IDE is a stand-alone tool suite providing graphical interfaces for multiple compilers and third party tools and libraries (VAST, IMSL, 2D/3D graphics, LAPACK90). IMSL Fortran Numerical Libraries v5.0, MATFOR 3 visualization libraries and VAST auto-parallelization tools are optionally available with Pro Fortran v9.0 for Windows.

Absoft is the only Fortran vendor offering bundle pricing on source compatible Fortran solutions for all of today’s leading platforms.

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Rochester Hills, MI (September 15, 2004)Absoft Corporation has announced immediate availability of Visual Numerics’ IMSL™ Fortran Numerical Library version 5.0 bundled with its new high performance Pro Fortran compiler suite version 9.0 for Windows. The IMSL™ Fortran Numerical Library is the gold standard mathematical and statistical code library for Fortran programmers developing high performance computing applications. The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library contains the broadest coverage of highly accurate and extremely reliable Fortran algorithms providing analysis functionality across a wide spectrum of mathematical and statistical applications. Read more or Buy Now...

Coming Soon! - IMSL v5.0 will soon be available bundled with Pro Fortran v9.0 on Macintosh OS X. Read more or Preorder Now!

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MATFOR 3 Now Available with Absoft Pro Fortran v9.0 for Windows
Simultaneously visualize and animate high performance code

Rochester Hills, MI (September 15, 2004)Absoft Corporation has announced immediate availability of AnCAD’s popular high-performance visualization toolkit, MATFOR 3, bundled with its Absoft’s high performance Pro Fortran compiler suite version 9.0 for Windows. MATFOR 3 contains a set of numerical and visualization libraries developed specially for scientists and engineers, and can be applied to various fields, including wave propagation, fluid dynamics, and solid mechanics. The functions in the libraries enhance Fortran and C++ programs with dynamic visualization capabilities, shorten your numerical codes and speed up the development process.

The MATFOR toolkit can be called directly from C++ and Fortran, giving developers simplified syntax and facilitating object-oriented programming. By simply adding a few lines of MATFOR function calls to Fortran and C++ programs, developers can easily visualize computing results, perform run-time animations, or even produce a movie presentation file programs execute. MATFOR 3 includes the MATFOR Numerical Library, based on MKL 6.0a, the MATFOR Graphics Library, based on VTK 4.2 and the MATFOR Data Viewer.Read more or Buy Now...

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Pro Fortran v9.0 Integrated Development Environment - now supports IBM XL Fortran and XL C/C++ compilers

Pro Fortran provides the industry’s best IDE for Fortran programmers, which now makes the complete edit, compile, debug, run process available to other vendors' compilers in addition to those from Absoft. Effective with Pro Fortran v9.0, the Absoft IDE supports IBM XL Fortran and XL C/C++ compilers. The IBM compilers can be used independently or in conjunction with the Absoft Fortran 95 compiler. The new IDE with v9.0 even allows sharing a single copy of VAST between Absoft's compilers and the IBM compilers. Save money and get more productive, upgrade now...

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VAST-F/Vector now available for IBM XL Fortran

Automatically insert vector directives into your code with VAST-F/Vector to take advantage of the Altivec vector-processor on the G5 chips. Increase code speed up to 200% with the simple click of a mouse. A single copy of VAST can work with both Absoft and IBM compilers. VAST-C/Vector for IBM XL C/C++ is coming soon... VAST-F/Vector is only $500... Read more product details or order now...

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Fx2 Debugger - for Fortran, C/C++ and assembler

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New Floating Licenses from Absoft

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Fortran Compilers and Tool Suites for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh

Other products available from Absoft include Pro Fortran for Windows, high-performance Fortran 95 compilers for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux (including for the AMD64 / Opteron) and the high-performance command-line IBM XL Fortran for Macintosh OS X / PowerPC. For more info visit:

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All Pro Fortran compiler suites include a free C/C++ compiler and a complete interactive development environment for OS X and Windows, along with Absoft’s desktop Fx2 Fortran Debugger (available for OS X, Windows, and Linux). The desktop Fx2 Debugger greatly improves productivity over any other Fortran debuggers available, includes a graphical interface, and has multi-language support. Fx2 Debugger for 64-bit Linux users was released in March along with a cluster debugging graphical interface option. Read more at: and

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