The sandy bridge processor +Intel compiler 11.1 >+ Visual Studio 2008 > are togetherrequired fordevelopment of programs containing AVXfloating point instructions.
Intel hasrecentlyupdated the AVX instruction set referencewhereinfull fledged 256bit INTEGER intrinsic operations are possible (Haswell New Instructions (HNI)): http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2011/06/13/haswell-new-instruction-descriptions-now-available/
1. If the 256 Bit integer intrinsicsare to be used in programsapart form the above mentioned h/w s/w resourcesare there any additional tools required fordevelopment of the code. Is there any new intrinsic emulation file available which contains declarations of theinteger intrinsic (like the file #include "avxintrin_emu.h")?
2. does the operating system need to be updated for HNI to be incorporated?
3. does the Intel Compiler support HNI? Visual Studio 2010-?
4. Any emulator for HNI-?
Thanks very much!
CHAPTER 3 , SYSTEM PROGRAMMING MODEL,
from Intel Advanced Vector Extensions Programming Reference
( http://software.intel.com/file/36945 )
which explains details about the detection of the support accross different points...