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gridMathematica 2.2

8 October 2007

Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research has released gridMathematica 2.2, to extend the benefits of version 6 of Mathematica for computing clusters and grids.

New features from Mathematica 6 include dynamic interactivity, 2D and 3D visualisation and data integration. The new version also includes Mathematica's powerful programming primitives for writing and controlling parallel operations with broad platform support, 64-bit optimisations, and seamless integration with many cluster management systems.

In addition to more than 1,000 new computational functions and interface enhancements, new gridMathematica features include: parallelisation at the Mathematica language level; machine-independent portable code development; support for multiprocessor machines, clusters, and grids; the high-performance MathLink communication protocol optimised for all common configurations; efficient, adaptive load balancing; improved user-programmable scheduling; and speculative parallelisation for nondeterministic problems.

The Mathematica Personal Grid Edition has also been updated. This version includes all the same features as gridMathematica, but is designed for the desktop environment.

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