SSE & compilers

Dan Kirkpatrick dkirk at
Tue Aug 21 06:19:01 PDT 2001

1. What do you know about SSE ? Apparently the p III and P 4 have extra 
hardware for fp work which is ignored by current compilers but can buy big 
factors in speed...
we can code in assembler for it pretty easily if the PIII prcocessors have 
it.  Comments?

2. Apparently there are several optimizing compilers out there (like 
portland) which do better than gcc.  Any suggestions?  Information on costs?


Dan Kirkpatrick                   dkirk at
Computer Systems Manager
Department of Physics
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY    Fax:(315) 443-9103

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