Right, I was making a ha-ha-only-serious thought that perhaps there
could be a spin that is specifically highly optimized for
latest-n-greatest architectures, and if packagers want to maintain two
different versions of x64, that’d be their choice, otherwise fallback
to the ‘regular’ one. It certainly wouldn’t be the most popular,
but for the folks who could stand to benefit from it, they’d know
where to find this particular spin.
On 22 Jul 2019, at 15:19, Solomon Peachy wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 03:05:15PM -0500, Ron Olson wrote:
>> Perhaps as a compromise there could be a ‘regular’ 64-bit and a
>> 64-bit-optimized-for-machines-made-after-2013 version?
> It's not as simple as a "CPU newer than date X" cutoff -- Intel limits
> AVX support to their Xeon and Core brands only. Their current-gen
> lower-end stuff (sold as Pentium, Celeron and Atom) doesn't support
> AVX of any flavor. And they sell a _lot_ of those.
> I think AMD's situation is a bit better, with all of their current
> processors supporting AVX, and only one (Family 16h) lacking AVX2.
> - Solomon
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