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From: Mike Lin <nilekim@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] testers wanted for experimental SSE2 back-end
On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr> wrote:

> - The register-based SSE2 model fits the OCaml back-end much better
>  than the stack-based x87 model.  In particular, "let"-bound intermediate
>  results of type "float" can be kept in SSE2 registers, while in
>  the current x87 mode they are systematically flushed to the stack.
>


> Note that x86-64 bits systems as well as Mac OS X already use SSE2 as
> their default floating-point model.
>

I have a bunch of biological sequence analysis stuff that could be
interesting but I am already in x86-64 ("Wow! A 64 bit architecture!"). The
above seems pretty clear but just to verify - I would not benefit from this
new back-end, right?

Mike