Mathematica 5 Optimized for 64-Bit Computing on IRIX®
June 1, 2004--Wolfram Research has released a new 64-bit optimized port
of Mathematica 5 for users running SGI® IRIX® 6.5 on MIPS® processor-based machines.
IRIX users can now upgrade to the enhanced speed and functionality that
Mathematica 5 provides, without any sacrifice to the comfort and
performance of their native operating system. Mathematica's advanced
algorithms and capacity for large data sets make it a natural match for
the 64-bit architecture.
Wolfram Research has also updated gridMathematica, the high-performance
parallel version of Mathematica, for compatibility with IRIX. Typical
uses of gridMathematica include bioinformatics applications, data
mining, and large computations in physics, mathematics, and the life
sciences, making it well suited for SGI's MIPS-based multi-processor
With over 50 customizable graphics types for 2D and 3D visualization, and
a virtually limitless ability to handle computationally intensive
problems, Mathematica 5 will accommodate the technical computing demands
of any user. This new port brings these and all the other advantages of
Mathematica 5 to the IRIX platform.
Mathematica 5 for IRIX can be immediately downloaded from the Wolfram
Research web store or ordered in a CD-ROM format. More information about Mathematica 5 and gridMathematica is available.