Updated Fortran for 64-bit Windows Bows
Absoft Corp. announced it is shipping its Fortran compiler for 64-bit Windows
XP and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.
Version 10 of the Absoft Fortran Compiler implements the complete Fortran 95
standard and is based on the same release that the Rochester Hills, Michigan-based
company shipped earlier for Linux, the company said in a statement.
The new compiler supports 64-bit memory addressing available in workstation
and server CPUs such Intel's Xeon and AMD's Opteron processors.
Absoft said that code generated by the compiler is fully source-compatible
with Absoft 32-bit Pro Fortran version 9.0 for Windows and is designed to help
migrate existing 32-bit applications to 64-bit Windows to take advantage of
the extended 64-bit memory capabilities and performance.
The compiler is also source-compatible with Absoft Fortran compilers for Linux
and Mac OS, supporting applications for all of those platforms from a single
code base. Additionally, Absoft Fortran compilers are fully compatible with
Microsoft's .NET Framework, the company said.
The compilers for 64-bit Windows are available in two configurations. Absoft
Express Fortran is a 12-month subscription license for cost-sensitive or short-term
projects. Absoft Standard Fortran includes the Absoft Fx2 Fortran debugger,
multiple math and graphics libraries and is available with a variety of license
options. Both configurations include free technical support.
Introductory prices for Absoft Express Fortran v10 start at $299 for a 12-month
subscription. Absoft Standard Fortran v10 is a perpetual license available in
single user, floating or MaxFlex (mixed platform) license configurations starting
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