[Libre-soc-dev] complex numbers as matrices

Hendrik Boom hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Sun Jun 27 15:52:02 BST 2021

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 01:09:34PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On 6/26/21, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> > Are we still running short of opcode space?
> scalar v3.0B is already well over 200.
> 3D, tanscendentals, predication, and general "fixing" of Power ISA
> because of the faulty assumption "VSX is always available therefore FP
> to INT does not have to be added", plus bitmanip suitable for
> cryptographic use and others, comes to an alarmingly high additional
> 80+
> adding yet more for complex numbers when we haven't got more than one
> person actually working on actually implementing anything would seem
> extremely unwise.
> perhaps if someone else started helping with the implementation then
> adding more things could be considered.

So it looks as if it's a shortage of developers rather than opcode space
that's critical.

-- hendrik

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