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Date: 2010-03-10 (20:51)
From: Will M. Farr <wmfarr@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] testers wanted for experimental SSE2 back-end
On Mar 10, 2010, at 1:25 PM, Mike Lin wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr> wrote:
> 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

Oops.  I just ran a bunch of tests on my Mac OS 10.6 system---does that mean that I compared two sse2 backends?  The ocaml-sse2 branch definitely produced different code than the trunk, but that could easily be due to any small difference in the two compilers, and not due to a change of architecture.