NAG works with AMD to produce accurate, optimised numerical libraries for the AMD Opteron ™ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon™ processors

Oxford UK – July 16, 2002 - The world's leading provider of mathematical and statistical algorithms, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), announced it is working closely with AMD, a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer, to produce numerical libraries for the x86-64 architecture of the eighth-generation AMD processors.

NAG has been producing numerical libraries for industry and academia for more than 30 years and its products, such as the NAG Fortran Library and the NAG C Library have a worldwide reputation for accuracy, reliability and robustness. Thousands of organisations across a diverse range of industries have seen the benefits of embedding NAG’s numerical and statistical components into their applications.

"NAG is delighted to be working with AMD to provide numerical libraries for their new 64-bit platforms," comments Brian Ford, Director of NAG. "Our experience of working with the upcoming AMD Opteron™ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processors has been very good and we look forward to delivering a range of accurate, optimised numerical libraries to our customers and partners for this exciting new platform."

AMD’s straightforward approach to 64-bit computing builds upon the x86 instruction set, one of the industry’s most proven and widely supported technologies. AMD’s x86-64 technology is designed to support applications that address large amounts of physical and virtual memory, such as high performance servers, database management systems, and CAD tools. AMD’s x86-64 technology seamlessly integrates into the current computing and support environment, and is designed to enable enterprises to deploy high performance 64-bit capable systems that build upon the billions of dollars already invested in 32-bit software.

"NAG has a global reputation for producing high-quality numerical software. Developers using the NAG numerical libraries optimized for future eighth-generation AMD processors will be able to increase accuracy and reduce total development time for applications and systems running on the x86-64 architecture," said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, Computation Products Group, AMD.

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About NAG
With over thirty years of experience in developing mathematical and statistical components, compilers and tools plus 3D data visualization software, NAG and its products have a worldwide reputation for accuracy, robustness and reliability. Over 10,000 organisations spanning the globe rely on NAG’s software and services to enhance their applications. NAG software is used by business, industry and education to solve problems, however complex, in areas such as research, engineering, life and earth sciences, and financial analysis. NAG has its headquarters in the UK and has offices in Germany, Japan and North America, plus distributors worldwide.

About AMD
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001.

' NAG is the registered trademark of the Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, ADM Opteron, AMD Athlon, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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July 2002