28 Jul 2003 Fefe   » (Master)

I completed the vorbis diff. It can now also speed up encoding by 25% if you have SSE.

The CCC is doing another camp in a few days. I find the entrance fee of 100 Euros a little steep, but I nonetheless hope many of you will consider coming. I will probably do a workshop on either pattern matching and text retrieval or SIMD hacking. If you are coming and have a preference in the matter, please drop me a mail.

Other than that there's not much to say. It is too hot in Germany right now to do much meaningful work, and I don't have an air conditioner, so I'm basically waiting for the night to get things done (like now, it's 23:00 local time). The EPIA M decided to come back once more. I'm not sure if it is the mainboard or the power supply. But I use it now to play back Winnie Pooh DivX recordings to my son, and it's quite good enough for that.

Oh, in the mean time AMD has released good documentation on SSE and SSE2 (in their Opteron documents). So now AMD documentation is in every respect much better than the Intel stuff. For some reason, the Intel compiler does not produce better code than gcc for me either, even on my Pentium 3 notebook. Bad karma, maybe ;)

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