GMP on the Cell processor

Linas Vepstas linas at
Fri Apr 13 18:56:53 CEST 2007

Out of idle curiosity:

Has anyone on this list thought of porting GMP to the Cell processor?
Would anyone be interested in using GMP if it was on the Cell?

The Cell is the cpu inside the PS3 game console, and also in various
"blade servers". Its notable in that it has 7-8 "SPU"s, which are 
small but fast, well-connected 128-bit wide vector processing units. 

On a similar note, is there a version of GMP for the Altivec
which is this vector extension for some (but not all) PowerPC
CPU's ?


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