Tag: vector instructions

Vectors: How the Old Became New Again in Supercomputing

Sep 26, 2016 |

Vector instructions, once a powerful performance innovation of supercomputing in the 1970s and 1980s became an obsolete technology in the 1990s. But like the mythical phoenix bird, vector instructions have arisen from the ashes. Here is the history of a technology that went from new to old then back to new.

Advanced Vector Extensions Will Debut at IDF

Jul 20, 2010 |

Sandy Bridge architecture will usher in AVX instructions.

AMD to Support Intel AVX Instructions

May 6, 2009 |

AMD says it will add suport for Intel’s Advanced Vector Extensions in future x86 processors.