Software library speeds math apps

Intel’s new Math Kernel Library 6.0 is for the use of developers who wish to create numerically intensive simulation and analysis applications for Intel systems.

Intel’s new Math Kernel Library 6.0 is for the use of developers who wish to create numerically intensive simulation and analysis applications for Intel Pentium 4, Intel Pentium M, Intel Xeon and Intel Itanium 2 processor-based systems, including those systems with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.

A library is a set of pre-built programming code that a developer can ‘call’ when writing applications. And this library comprises a collection of reusable linear algebra, Fast Fourier Transforms and vector math functions with a common applications programming interface.

The library supports the Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME as well as versions of the Linux operating system.

It is priced at $199 for a single user commercial license and is available at www.intel.com/software/products as well as from resellers world-wide.

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