[LAD] vectorization

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at comhem.se
Thu Apr 17 17:31:29 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 19:02 +0200, Mario Lang wrote:

> No.  If you optimize code, you will only have to special case
> a few routines.  The greater hunk of the code will stay the same on different
> variants.  So you do not want to precompile binary packages for
> all sorts of special CPU types and feature, that would result in
> a huge amount of data.

Look here:


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SRPMS  09/18/2007 12:00:00 AM 
i586   04/10/2008 12:21:00 AM 
x86_64 04/10/2008 12:21:00 AM

Here is at least two separate identical distributions of the Intel
"architecture", so it can be done and has happened.

Perhaps x86_64 will be fine-grained enough to define a pleasant platform
seen from an audio developers perspective? Which means death to sse,
long live sse3! :-D

IIRC the current celeron 540M should fit the definition for a low cost
> I am still convinced that runtime detection is a much more sensible solution.

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