AMD's AVX instruction set

Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) Margaret Lewis described in our interview how AMD's new Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) provide relief from hardware inconsistency problems that plague software developers. The new instruction sets make AMD's Opteron, Athlon and Turion chips more compatible with Intel's Xeon and Core processors, said Lewis, director of commercial ISV marketing for Austin, Texas-based AMD.. This should eliminate the need to tune apps to to different vector extension sets.
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