## Features and benefits

Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) for Blue Gene consists of libraries of mathematical functions tuned specifically for optimum performance on Blue Gene processors.

These libraries and functions:

Include scalar, SIMD, and vector functions.

Are thread-safe.

Offer improved performance over their corresponding standard system library routines.

Are intended for use in C, C++, and Fortran applications where slight differences in accuracy or handling of exceptional values can be tolerated.

Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem for Blue Gene includes the libraries described below: