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MBRM PRESS RELEASE
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Aug 2006

MBRM has been highlighted as a ground breaker in Microsoft Blog in relation to increased speed of calculation using multi-threaded calculations for upcoming major release of Excel 2007 (also called Excel 12).

"Excel 2007 multi-threaded calculation boosts performance"
http://blogs.msdn.com/officerocker/archive/2006/08/17/704242.aspx

Above is cross-referenced here: (with background)
http://blogs.msdn.com/excel/archive/2005/11/03/488822.aspx

Launch of multi-thread enabled Universal Add-Ins (v10) for Excel 2007

MB Risk Management (MBRM) are pleased to announce the launch of version 10 of the Universal Add-ins that support multi-threaded calculation (MTC) in the new version of Microsoft Excel 2007.

Whilst Excel 2007 is due for launch in 2007, users can now download a trial copy of this upcoming major release of Excel from Microsoft's web site.

If you have a machine with dual-core or multiple CPUs, you can experience manifold speed increases when using the new multi-threaded version 10 of the Universal Add-ins under Microsoft Excel 2007. The speed increase during intensive calculations is almost directly proportional to the number of cores/CPUs used.

The following is an extract from our internal whitepaper on the issue:

Time to recalculate MBRM UNIVOPT benchmark speed test spreadsheet
     
Test 1: Single core machine
  Using Excel 2003 69.5 seconds
  Using Excel 2007 69.5 seconds
 
Test 2: Dual-core machine
  Using Excel 2003 88.9 seconds
  Using Excel 2007 with 1 calculation thread 88.8 seconds
  Using Excel 2007 with 2 calculation thread 45.7 seconds
  Using Excel 2007 with 3 calculation thread 45.0 seconds
     

Background

MB Risk Management (MBRM), founded in 1988, are pioneers and market leaders in analytics with 30,000+ users world-wide at major Investment Houses, Money Managers and Corporate Treasuries.

MBRM's policy over the last 18 years, as set by Dr. Mamdouh Barakat, MBRM's founder and Managing Director, has been to provide flexible, dynamic and robust risk management tools at a reasonable cost.

The UNIVERSAL Add-ins are compatible with Excel, Access, OpenOffice.org Calc, Visual Basic, VB.NET, C/C++/C#, Java, Fortran and ActiveX running under Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows Server 2003.

UNIX (Solaris, Linux, AIX) static and shared libraries, as well as C/C++ source code, also available for Intel, SUN, and IBM i/p/x/z Series platforms.

For MBRM's Recent Press Releases, please see http://www.mbrm.com/press_releases.shtml

For further information, please contact our Sales Team

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