[Beowulf] [rjdyer@vcu.edu: Re: Intel?]

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jun 8 08:39:11 PDT 2005


On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 11:21:34AM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:

> for instance, altivec has 32x128 and x86-64 has "only" 16x128.
> but how relevant is this?  studies of conventional reg-set usage
> show diminishing returns after about 16 regs.
> 
> GCC now seems to have reasonably nice support for vector operations,
> on top of the intrinsics, and even some auto-vectorization.  any 
> preliminary reports of experience with gcc 4?

In related vein, IBM is going to present a Cell workstation at the Linuxtag
Karlsruhe http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/60391 and is generally
promising to open up Cell http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/60402

(all links in German).

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