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RCE 59: AMD Core Math Library ACML

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Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Chip Freitag of AMD about the AMD Core Math Library an high performance implementation of the BLAS and LAPACK in addition to FFT's and PRNG's.

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Chip Freitag is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Advanced Micro Devices, where he currently works as technical lead in the Math Libraries group. He started at AMD in 1993, and has worked as a technical marketing engineer on the 29K RISC processor and Embedded x86 products, with an emphasis on networking and telecommunications market segments. Before AMD, Chip was with KMW/Andrew corporation for 10 years where he worked on Z80 and 68000 based protocol converter and printer emulation products, including a line of Apple/IBM connectivity products.

Chip earned a Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 and is happy to finally use all of those Fortran books in his current library work. Chip is an Army brat, is married, and has one daughter. For the past three and a half years, he has forsaken all other forms of existence to complete work on an airplane.

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