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Issue No.05 - Sept.-Oct. (2012 vol.14)
pp: 72-77
Pierre Esterie , University of Paris-Sud
Mathias Gaunard , MetaScale
Joel Falcou , University of Paris-Sud
Jean-Thierry Lapresté , Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand
ABSTRACT
Single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) extensions have been a feature of choice for processor manufacturers for a couple of decades. Designed to provide significant accelerations, they require expertise, the use of potentially fragile compiler support, or vendor-specific libraries. Here, a C++ template library called Boost.SIMD is presented that simplifies the exploitation of SIMD hardware within a standing C++ programming model.
INDEX TERMS
Scientific computing, Computational modeling, Hardware, Instruction sets, Programming, scientific computing, SIMD hardware, C++, computational science, scientific programming
CITATION
Pierre Esterie, Mathias Gaunard, Joel Falcou, Jean-Thierry Lapresté, "Exploiting Multimedia Extensions in C++: A Portable Approach", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.14, no. 5, pp. 72-77, Sept.-Oct. 2012, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2012.96
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