[libre-riscv-dev] Hello!

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Thu Mar 12 23:23:20 GMT 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net>

> you'll like these
> https://git.libre-riscv.org/?p=riscv-tests.git;a=blob;f=
> isa/rv64ui/sv_addi_predicated_subvl.S;h=ea30797a70675e3fabd73ee66b7ee6
> 8d470aca58;hb=refs/heads/sv

so, that, chris, is an entirely new and innovative design of vectorisation,
which is best described as a "hardware for-loop".

the PC *pauses* whilst a loop counter generates *multiple* instructions,
using the one at the current PC as a template, increasing the register
numbers by one each time round the loop.

no more extending and duplicating ISAs with vector and vector-scalar

no more SIMD madness.

just *scalar* instructions... in a loop.


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