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Re: Ideas for Google Summer of Code
Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Mar 2009, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> 2) half-precision floats;
> I expect Sandra will be merging half-precision support for ARM to trunk
> fairly soon; see her announcement
> <http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2009-01/msg01062.html>. This includes
> generic support for the IEEE half-precision format (plus an ARM-specific
> variant) and lots of testcases that are likely to be useful for any other
> targets wanting half-precision as well, as well as ARM-specific pieces
> including the Cortex-A9 half-precision instructions.
Great news! I suppose this should be an incentive for the OpenCL C
project then. :-)