Linux on Power Porting Guide: Vector Intrinsics


Date Added: March 13, 2018

Revision: 1.0 Review Draft

Vector Intrinsics Workgroup Note


Level One

  • Developer Resources

Level Two

  • OpenPOWER Documents

Level Three

  • Work Group Notes
  • Software Focus
  • System Software



The goal of this project is to provide functional equivalents of the Intel MMX, SSE, and AVX intrinsic functions, that are commonly used in Linux applications, and make them (or equivalents) available for the PowerPC64LE platform.


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