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New in 8.0: Systems Interfaces & Deployment
Version 8.0 introduces new features to load functions from shared libraries, giving a new way to incorporate external code into Mathematica. It also adds support for GPU computing with new links to the CUDA and OpenCL environments. Version 8.0 also contains new tools for working with C code, including C code generation, symbolic representation of C code, and Mathematica functions to drive standard C compilers for the platforms on which Mathematica is available.
LibraryFunctionLoad load a function from a shared library into Mathematica
LibraryFunction a function that calls into a shared library
LibraryFunctionInformation information on a library function
LibraryFunctionUnload, LibraryUnload unload functions and libraries
FindLibrary, $LibraryPath find libraries resolving system-specific file extensions
CUDAInformation list all CUDA device information
CUDAImageConvolve convolve images with specified kernel
CUDAFunctionLoad load a user-defined function to run on a GPU using CUDA
CUDAErosion  ▪ CUDADilation  ▪ CUDAFourier  ▪ CUDADot  ▪ ...
OpenCLInformation list all OpenCL device information
OpenCLFunctionLoad load a user-defined function to run on a GPU using OpenCL
Export export a Mathematica-compiled function into C code
CCodeGenerate export a Mathematica-compiled function into C code
ToCCodeString convert a symbolic C expression into a string of C code
CAddress  ▪ CAssign  ▪ CBlock  ▪ CCall  ▪ CFor  ▪ CFunction  ▪ ...
CIf  ▪ CMember  ▪ CPointerType  ▪ CReturn  ▪ CStruct  ▪ ...
CreateExecutable create an executable from C code
CreateLibrary create a library from C code
Performance Improvements in Parallel Computing
Parallelize (modified) — performance improvements, automatic distribution of definitions
LaunchKernels (modified) — kernel-launching performance improvements
DistributeDefinitions (modified) — definition-distribution performance improvements
Standalone Mathematica Scripts
-script execute the commands from a file in a script mode
MathematicaScript execute a standalone Mathematica script
$ScriptCommandLine arguments given to the Mathematica script