Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Apr 2003 03:30 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today, we host a mini-interview with Fink's project leader, Max Horn. The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. They modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X and make it available for download as a coherent distribution. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management and you can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.
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Re: Altivec optimizing ...
by javi on Wed 9th Apr 2003 10:50 UTC

"Auto-vec is something that's not available on compilers. Cray tried for many years to add such functionnality to their compiler and they thown the towel away. "

Clearly you have never coded for a CRAY, haven't you? If there is something that cray compilers are good at, is vectorizing code. Grated that it deals mostly with loop intensive vectorization... esp. with Fortran code. That is also why cray compilers cost an arm and a leg.

BTW. Alti-VEC is a SIMD unit, not vectorial... marketing hype.
Quite annoying when marketroids get to ruin architecture terms.