[Mono-dev] GCC CLI and future plans for Mono.Simd

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 14:49:35 EDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Erven Rohou <erven.rohou at inria.fr> wrote:

> Hello,
> I recently added some initial support in our GCC CLI port to map GCC vector
> types to Mono.Simd. Vector types, either hand written by the programmer or
> generated by the auto-vectorizer should be mapped to the corresponding
> Mono.Simd.Vector* types.
> And I was wondering about the future of Mono.Simd: do you have plans to
> port it
> to new architectures (all I found was a GSoC project for the AMD64) or to
> extend
> it to support more patterns, like reductions or shuffles?
> Regards,

The plan is to have NEON and VMX support, but there is no timeframe when
someone will
work on those.

Right now Mono.Simd map all SSSE 3 functionality and some high level
functionality to
ease its use. If you think something is missing, just send the suggestion to
the list, preferably
with a patch attached.

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