Using SSE on Xeons?

Michael E Brown michael_e_brown at
Tue Aug 21 13:16:01 CDT 2001

Go here for gcc related stuff. There
are links to mailing lists that you can use. There are a couple of
download urls there as well. You probably will need to checkout stuff from
CVS to get 3.1 snapshots, though.

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Vsevolod Ilyushchenko wrote:

> Hi,
> Thank everybody for the replies! Praise God - I have finally found a REAL
> Linux support forum. Here is another nagging problem I have.
> I am trying to take advantage of new SSE instructions on Xeon processors. I
> have found out that gcc 3.1 has -msse switch, but I can't for the life of
> mine figure out how to get gcc 3.1. I believe the prereleases of gcc are
> called snapshots, but I went to several mirrors and everything I downloaded
> was 3.0-related.
> I would be very grateful for an actual URL to a current 3.1 snapshot. Any
> stories about using SSE instructions or other Xeon-specific goodies are
> also appreciated. So far I have not found any difference between running
> computational programs on regular Pentiums and Xeons. Clock rate seems to
> determine everything.
> Simon

Michael Brown
Linux OS Development
Dell Computer Corp

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