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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. :-)

Paolo


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