Combined vector, FFT and matrix accelerator plug-in module delivers increased performance for data analysis applications

DSP Development Corporation (Newton, MA) announces DADiSP/ProPac: a combined maths accelerator plug-in module for DADiSP, the engineering spreadsheet designed specifically for technical data analysis.

DADiSP/ProPac combines the new VectorXL module with the previously released FFTXL and MatrixXL modules to provide a single, optimised numeric processing engine.

DADiSP/VectorXL accelerates common vector maths computations by using the Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL). Speed improvements of 20- to 60 per cent are common. The MKL Library provides highly optimised vector routines based on the VML Vector Math Library. The algorithms are specifically tuned to Intel processors to provide enhanced performance.

The DADiSP/FFTXL plug-in module automatically accelerates FFT computations and FFT based analysis routines. Also based on MKL, FFTXL takes advantage of the latest instruction sets, parallelism and algorithms to yield a highly optimised FFT function. Performance gains of 2- to 10x over the standard built-in FFT function are achieved to benefit new and existing FFT analysis applications.

The DADiSP/MatrixXL Module builds upon LAPACK, Linear Algebra PACKage provided by Intel® MKL to accelerate core matrix computations. LAPACK is an industry standard software library that provides a number of matrix routines including functions to solve linear equations, least squares systems, eigenvalue and singular value decomposition problems. By exploiting the processor tuned performance of Intel® MKL LAPACK, MatrixXL delivers speed increases of 3- to 50x over the standard built-in matrix functions.

“DADiSP/ProPac delivers the combined benefits of VectorXL, FFTXL and MatrixXL in one simple package to provided highly optimised numeric analysis capabilities to DADiSP users in a transparent manner” said Randy Race, DSP’s Chief Technical Officer. “Fast and highly tuned computing algorithms, once limited to the domain of specialty programmers, are now available to scientists and engineers across a broad spectrum of applications.”

Key features 

  • Simple deployment – just Install and Run.
  • 20- to 5,000 per cent speed improvements.
  • Optimised performance on Intel Processors.
  • Multi-threaded execution for even faster execution on multi-core systems.
  • Speeds up virtually any numeric analysis.

DADiSP/ProPac is compatible with DADiSP 6.5 and requires no changes to existing analysis routines.

The DADiSP range of products, including a choice of optional extensions, is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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