20080406, 21:50  #1 
Jan 2003
31 Posts 
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (256bit SSE)
256bit SSE. More material here:
http://softwareprojects.intel.com/avx/ and programming manual with all new instructions (693 pages) Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions Programming Reference http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/i...e31943302.pdf 2x speedup for prime95? 
20080408, 02:29  #2 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
2^{3}·919 Posts 
Looks quite promising. Also looks like a lot of work for some poor assembly programmer

20080408, 17:47  #3  
∂^{2}ω=0
Sep 2002
República de California
3×53×73 Posts 
Quote:
Things are reverting more and more to the days of vector supercomputing  just on your PC these days. 

20080408, 18:01  #4 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
13676_{8} Posts 
In the future I imagine it will get there eventually. But it did take a long time to finally get native 128bits per clock processing from SSE. From, IIRC, 1999 (P3) till 2006 (Core2).

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