SIMD powered Python

Bytter bytter at
Sat Jun 23 16:08:19 CEST 2007


True... But maybe in NumPy arrays that would be more feasible...?


Hugo Ferreira

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch escreveu:
> In <1182554657.444684.268050 at>, Bytter wrote:
> > Is there any I&D ongoing about using SIMD [1] instructions, like SSE
> > [2], to speed up Python, especially regarding functional features,
> > like list comprehension, map and reduce, etc.. ?
> SIMD instruction sets know about "low level" data types, Python is about
> objects.  `map()`, `reduce()`, list comprehension work on arbitrary
> iterables so how do you expect SIMD instructions handle this?  Even simple
> lists contain objects and those don't have to be of the same type.
> Ciao,
> 	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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