Posted Feb 27, 2009 16:21 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand
In reply to: Constant UI responsiveness
Parent article: CrunchBang Linux 8.10
The MMX and SSE stuff is about doing the same operation on several data in parallel (but working on small inputs, i.e., integers 8 bits wide). Some RISCy architectures have their own set of "multimedia" instructions.
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