[Libre-soc-dev] Vector Supercomputing ISA and 3D GPU resources

Jacob Lifshay programmerjake at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 02:18:34 BST 2021

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021, 18:12 Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:

> I remember hearing of one performance analysis that determined that some
> of the most
> used instrucions were conditional branches.  So they werked very hard
> optimising the
> hardware for the next version of their machine for conditional branches.
>  Once they
> built it there was NO improvement in speed.  Investigating, they
> discovered they had
> optimized the wait loop.

Oops...though realistically, optimizing the wait loop to go into lower
power states and not spam the memory bus and resume faster does help,
that's why x86 has the pause and monitor/mwait instructions and Arm has the
yield instruction.


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