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Re: Remote access to VSX and VMX128 capable machines?


VMX128 doesn't seem compatible with VMX on OPcode level as follows:


Hiroyuki Yamamoto
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Konstantinos Margaritis wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm a Debian developer and a long time Debian/powerpc user, though I now
> don't have as many PowerPC machines as I had before, right now just a
> Powerbook G4 that I have upgraded as I much as I could to help me on
> Altivec stuff [1].
> I've recently started an indiegogo project, writing a
> comparative reference guide for all SIMD engines. More information can
> be found on the project page:
> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/simd-engines-comparative-reference-guide
> and you can find a first draft that I uploaded today in the Updates
> section.
> I'm going to be including all/most major SIMD engines that I am
> familiar with, from the PowerPC side I'm going to include AltiVec/VMX
> (of course!), and I'd also like to include VMX128 (found in the Xenon
> CPU on Xbox360) and VSX (found on modern IBM Power7/Power8) systems.
> The problem is that I don't have any VMX128/VSX capable machine, so I
> would like to kindly request anyone that has such systems running Linux
> and connected online, if it would be possible to provide me with ssh
> access to those machines, to help me test the example code that will go
> in the book. I really cannot afford buying either an xbox360 and much
> more a Power7 system right now to do the tests. However, I'm willing to
> send a free copy of the book to the person(s) that will provide me
> access to such systems! Preferably running Debian (recent), and
> preferably with a stable connection!
> Of course if you would like to also help the project, that would also
> be very welcome!
> Thanks
> Konstantinos
> PS. I'm subscribed to the list, no need to CC.
> [1] personal page/blog: http://freevec.org

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