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ATLAS version 3.2 available

Dear ATLAS User  **or** Enraged Spam Victim:

This is an announcement of ATLAS v3.2.  If you are uninterested, please
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ATLAS v3.2 has just been posted to netlib.  The big ticket items for this
release are:
   (1) SMP support via pthreads in the Level 3 BLAS
   (2) All ATLAS kernels have timing and testing infrastructure so that users
       can contribute kernels (see ATLAS/doc/atlas_contrib.ps)

There has already been substantial user contribution using (2) above, see
ATLAS/doc/AtlasCredits.txt for details.  User-supplied kernels are the main
source of significant speedups for this release.  There are a bunch of bug
fixes, minor speedups (eg., Level 1 speedups, etc) and other minutia as well,
of course.  On the more significant side, the following is a list of
architectures that get Level 2 and/or Level 3 BLAS speedups with v3.2 over 3.0
(not including SMP; obviously, any SMP machine will get further Level 3
 speedup via pthreads):

   * PentiumIII (SSE support)
   * AMD Athlon (3DNow! support)
   * All Compaq ev5x (21164) and ev6x (21264) machines
   * All UltraSparc-based systems
   * All PowerPC-based architectures
   * IA64 Itanium

The official announcment to sources like na-digest won't be sent out until
January sometime (to give us time to take vacation, and then update the
website, etc).

The ATLAS Team

                          NOTE FOR WINDOWS USERS
This release has not been compiled under Windows yet.  We expect to make any
necessary changes with the first patch,  and should have details on what
has to be done to enable windows compilation sometime in January.

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