View Poll Results: do you think that using instruction set extensions is a good thing to do?

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  • yes (for what reason ever)

    1 16.67%
  • no (for what reason ever)

    1 16.67%
  • yes, because it increased the speed reasonable in my project

    3 50.00%
  • yes, because it decreased the code size reasonable in my project

    2 33.33%
  • no, because of additional effords to programm the fall-back

    2 33.33%
  • no, because of incompatiblity on some machines

    3 50.00%
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Thread: using instruction set extensions vs. not using them

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    using instruction set extensions vs. not using them

    I am wondering wether you compression algorithm programmers are using any instruction set extensions (like MMX, SSE, AVX, whatever). So it would be nice, if you already did some programming in this area, to participate in the poll and thereby tell what your decision was.
    Last edited by just a worm; 2nd August 2013 at 18:23.

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    I bet you could find out by searching this forum, using terms like avx and sse. I find it's easier to get useful results by using google with the modifier "" than through the built-in search.

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    Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is not. It all depends on your project's goals. You've noted the main tradeoffs already. However, I don't see how is it supposed to reduce code size.

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