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Sun Oct 22 21:11:17 CDT 2006
On 22 Oct 2006 at 20:14, Ray Arachelian wrote:
> The same way one efficiently does large vector arithmetic on a non-stack
I'm talking about SIMD implementations here.
<load R1 with address and length of source vector 1>
<load R2 with address and length of source vector 2>
<load R3 with address and length of destination vector 3>
<load R4 with address of sparse bit vector 1>
<load R5 with address of sparse bit vector 2>
<load R6 with adddress of sparse bit vector 3>
ADDSV (R1,R4),(R2,R5),(R3,R6) Add the two sparse vectors
The point being that most vector capabilities are three-address
implementations--because they run fastest.
Cray went so far as to adopt 3-address architecture using vector
registers rather than 3-address memory-to-memory operations.
But no stack vector machines exist to the best of my knowledge,
although a vector stack would certainly be possible to construct.
No, what I've seen are your dumb old three-address implementations.
I think that speaks volumes regarding performance.
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