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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 at $699.

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Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.

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