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Re: Altivec matmul kernel (attachment)
1 - no complex support (haven't had the time).
2 - altivec doesn't support double precision.
2.5 - not sure what you mean here.
3 - yes, I've successfully built the full lib. With the Altivec "Java
mode" turned off (see another post of mine to atlas-comm for info on
this) on my 533 Mhz G4 machine, I get about 1870 Mflops peak sgemm.
4 - I believe that gcc 3.0 has Altivec support also, although I could be
On Thursday, July 19, 2001, at 03:36 PM, Camm Maguire wrote:
> Greetings, and thanks for your reply. That works! A few questions:
> 1) Any complex support yet?
> 2) Does altivec have any double precision support, a la SSE2
> 2.5) Any l2/l1 code?
> 3) Have you successfully build the full lib using this?
> 4) The gcc/as situation is indeed bad. I've confirmed that the latest
> standard binutils can't assemble these instructions yet. Therefore, to
> build on Debian, at least the patched binutils needs to be packaged
> and accepted as an option for powerpc before atlas can be built there
> with this kernel.
> Take care,
> Nicholas Coult <email@example.com> writes:
>> Sorry I'm having some email troubles just now. But I see your message
>> regarding the patched gcc in the developer mail archive. The problem
>> is that you need to add the flag '-fvec' to the gcc command-line flags.
>> This enables the altivec extensions in gcc. (I might be wrong about
>> -fvec; it might be -fvector or -faltivec, but in any case you need to
>> explicitly turn on the altivec features).
Nicholas Coult, Ph.D., web: http://melby.augsburg.edu/~coult
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Augsburg College
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> Camm Maguire email@example.com
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