LF64 v8.0 Delivers!
Important features include ...
Intel EM64T and AMD AMD64 64-bit optimizations
Unsurpassed global compile-time and runtime diagnostics
Wisk, Winteracter Starter Kit - Graphics package
Small and medium memory models
BLAS and LAPACK v4.0 routines - thread-safe
Fujitsu's SSL2 math library - thread-safe
Fujitsu's FDB debugger
Automake, automatic make utility
LF64 v8.0 is available
in two configurations, Express and PRO:
Express includes the powerful Lahey/Fujitsu Fortran 95
optimizing compiler, command line debugger, online documentation, and free e-mail support. Suggested retail price, $249.
PRO adds auto-parallelization, OpenMP compatibility, the Winteracter Starter Kit, WiSK, for creating Windows GUIs
and displaying graphics, thread-safe BLAS and LAPACK, Polyhedron's Automake utility, and the Fujitsu SSL2 math
library (thread-safe for parallel applications). Suggested retail price, $695. - Available June 2006
Polyhedron Software (www.polyhedron.com) ran their suite of Fortran benchmarks on a Pentium D820 dual core 2.8 GHz processor, with 2 x 1MB L2 cache and 800 MHz FSB, and running SUSE 9.3 Linux. Specifying the switch --fast, the benchmarks ran an average of 21.8% faster than they did when built with LF95 Linux v6.2. Try LF64 v8.0 on your code today!
Dead code elimination
Loop invariant code
Transform array element
to simple variable
Local Instruction scheduling
SSE2 and SSE3 instructions
Using fast input/output
GNU C and assembly object files
LF64 supports static
linking with GNU C or assembly. Combine your Fortran and C/C++ code
into one executable. For the routines you don't want to develop yourself,
you can also link with C/C++ routines from commercially available libraries.
LF64 extends its
language support in other directions adding many legacy Fortran features,
including VAX structures and the various UNIX service routines. These features
further facilitate your move to cost/performance efficiency on the PC platform:
Unlimited number of
continuation lines in free or fixed source form
DO UNTIL statement
STRUCTURE and END STRUCTURE
UNION and END UNION
MAP and END MAP statements
Alternative forms of
binary, octal, and hexadecimal constants
Binary, octal, or hexadecimal
constants in a DATA, declaration statement
Period structure component
IMPLICIT UNDEFINED statement
on internal file
FORM = 'BINARY'
STATUS = 'SHR'
Gw, $, \, and R edit
LOC intrinsic function
The following service
subroutines: ABORT, BIC, BIS, CLOCK, CLOCKM, CLOCKV, DATE, ERROR, ERRSAV, ERRSET,
ERRSTR, ERRTRA, EXIT, FDATE, FLUSH, FREE, GETARG, GETCL, GETDAT, GETENV, GETLOG, GETPARM, GETTIM,
GETTOD, GMTIME, IBTOD, IDATE, IETOM, IOSTAT_MSG, ITIME, IVALUE, LTIME, MTOIE, PERROR, PRECFILL, PRNSET,
PROMPT, QSORT, REDLEN, SETBIT, SETRCD, SLEEP, SLITE, SLITET, TIMER
The following service
functions: ACCESS, ALARM, BIT, CHDIR, CHMOD, CTIME, DRAND, DTIME, ETIME,
FGETC, FORK, FPUTC, FSEEK, FSEEKO64, FSTAT, FSTAT64, FTELL, FTELLO64, GETC, GETCWD, GETFD, GETGID, GETPID, GETUID, HOSTNM,
IARGC, IERRNO, INMAX, IOINIT, IRAND, ISATTY, JDATE, KILL, LINK, LNBLNK, LONG, LSTAT, LSTAT64,
MALLOC, NARGS, PUTC, RAN, RAND, RENAME, RINDEX, RTC, SECNDS, SECOND,
SH, SHORT, SIGNAL, STAT, STAT64, SYMLNK, SYSTEM, TCLOSE, TIME, TIMEF, TTYNAM, UNLINK, WAIT
LF64 is a complete
implementation of the ANSI/ISO Fortran 95 standard. Fortran 95 offers some
small but important improvements over Fortran 90, including the ability
to create your own elemental procedures, default initialization for structure
components, the NULL intrinsic for initializing pointers, the FORALL construct,
and a standard CPU_TIME intrinsic procedure.
Free Technical Support
LF64 Linux Express
includes e-mail technical support at no extra charge.
The LF64 compiler automatically parallelizes DO loops and array operations without you having to make modifications to the program. This makes it easy to migrate source programs to other platforms (as long as the program conforms with the Fortran Standard). The effect is to save elapsed execution time by using two or more CPUs simultaneously. For instance, if a DO loop can be executed in parallel by dividing it in half, then, theoretically, the execution time of this DO loop may be cut in half. In practice, improving performance requires some care and some work on the part of the programmer. During compilation, the auto-parallel function will return information regarding which processes were (and which were not) parallelized and why. While certain loops can be analyzed sufficiently to be parallelized by the compiler without input from the programmer, many loops have data dependencies that prevent automatic parallelization because of the potential for incorrect results. For that reason, LF64 PRO also includes optimization control lines (OCLs) that provide information necessary for the compiler to parallelize these otherwise unparallelizable loops. The OCLs are Fortran comments in a particular format, for example:
Note that programs with OCLs are standard-conforming and can be compiled with other compilers that do not support OCLs.
Four compiler switches control automatic parallelization: --parallel, --threads, --threadstack, and --ocl. Details of automatic parallelization (loop slicing, interchange, distribution, fusion, and reduction, as well as OCL syntax and specifiers) are documented in the LF64 User's Guide and at www.lahey.com/doc.htm.
OpenMP v2.0 Compatibility
OpenMP specifies a set of compiler directives, library routines, and environment variables for shared-memory parallelism in Fortran and C/C++ programs. LF64 PRO v8.0 supports the OpenMP v2.0 specification for Fortran. Like automatic parallelization, OpenMP directives are used to parallelize a program that runs on a computer with more than one processor. With OpenMP you have more control over how code is parallelized, but also more coding to do.
The LF64 Linux PRO v8.0 CD includes the OpenMP v2.0 Fortran specification in PDF. You can also view the specification at www.lahey.com/doc.htm. You can learn more about OpenMP at www.openmp.org.
Winteracter Starter Kit
Use the Winteracter
Starter Kit - WiSK - for creating true X/Windows programs with Fortran.
WiSK is a subset of the X/Winteracter Library created by Interactive
Software Services, Ltd. (X/Winteracter is available from Lahey.) X/Winteracter
is a Fortran 95-callable, 64-bit, X/Windows, user-interface and graphics
development kit. Derived from X/Winteracter, WiSK provides
a library of subroutines for window management, input handling, dialog
management, and high resolution graphics. Designed for use with X11R6 and Open Motif 2.2.
X/Winteracter offers a wide range of powerful GUI capabilities to the Fortran 9x developer under X Windows, including:
Below are examples of WiSK's capabilities, visit the WiSK Examples Page for more examples.
- Multiple windows.
- Memory bitmap manipulation & bitmap viewer windows.
- Text editor windows, with optional command lines.
- Event handling.
- Text based menus, including floating menus (toolbars have still to be implemented).
- Dialog handling, including tabbed dialogs and nearly all control types (grid controls are the current exception).
- Common dialogs, e.g. file selector, message box, etc.
- Presentation graphics.
- and more!
BLAS and LAPACK
BLAS is a library for vector and matrix operations. The BLAS thread-safe version is based on BLAS
provided on Netlib. BLAS includes 57 functions. The total number of routines for all precision types amounts to approximately 170.
BLAS thread-safe version provides the following routines:
Level 1 BLAS : Vector operations
Level 2 BLAS : Matrix and vector operations
Level 3 BLAS : Matrix and matrix operations
Sparse-BLAS : Sparse vector operations
The thread-safe implementation of BLAS has exactly the same subroutine names and calling
parameters as those of the Netlib baseline version.
The purpose of using BLAS thread-safe version is to have a subroutine concurrently perform
operations on different sets of data that are independent from each other, and thus reduce the
time necessary to finish all the operations.
- the thread-safe version can be used in the environment of SMP (Symmetric Multiple
- subroutines of the thread-safe version can be called from an OpenMP Fortran program
LAPACK is a library of linear algebra routines. The LAPACK thread-safe version is based on LAPACK 3.0 provided on Netlib. LAPACK includes approximately 300 functions. The total number of routines for all precision types amounts to approximately 1100.
LAPACK provides the following routines:
The LAPACK thread-safe version, like the BLAS version, can be called from an OpenMP program in the environment of SMP.
- Linear equations
- Linear least squares problems
- Eigenvalue problems
- Singular value decomposition
Fujitsu Scientific Subroutine Library 2
The Fujitsu Scientific
Subroutine Library 2 (SSL2) has been in use for years in Japan on Fujitsu
mainframe and workstation hardware. SSL2 offers over 250 optimized thread-safe routines
in the following areas:
Matrix Storage Mode
and Matrix Inversion (Direct Method)
Least Squares Solution
Eigenvectors of a Real Matrix
Eigenvectors of a Complex Matrix
Eigenvectors of a Real Symmetric Matrix
Eigenvectors of a Hermitian Matrix
Eigenvectors of a Real Symmetric Band Matrix
Eigenvectors of a Real Symmetric Generalized Eigenproblem
Eigenvectors of a Real Symmetric Band Generalized Eigenproblem
Function with a Variable
of Multivariable Function
of Sum of Squares of Functions (Nonlinear Least Squares Solution)
(Constrained Minimization of Multivariable Function)
Discrete Real Fourier
Discrete Sine Transforms
Sine and Cosine
Pseudo Random Generation
Pseudo Random Testing
LF64 System Requirements
- Intelİ EM64T or AMDİ AMD64 64-bit processor.
- 32 MB of RAM.
- 70 MB of available hard disk space for LF64 Linux PRO; 40 MB for LF64 Linux
- X-Windows to useWiSK and view the online PDF documentation.
- 64-bit version of as, the GNU assembler.
- 64-bit version of ld, the GNU linker.
- 64-bit versions of C startup and support object files crt1.o, crti.o, crtn.o, crtbegin.
o, and crtend.o.
- 64-bit versions of C runtime and support libraries libc, libm, libpthread, librt,
libgcc, libgcc_eh, libgcc_s, and libelf.
- A compatible version of the Linux operating system. Table 1 shows the versions of
Linux that are known to be compatible with LF64. Other Linux variants might be
compatible if they include kernel version 2.6.9 or later and libc version 2.3.4 or later.