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Accelerating performance of Advanced Encryption Standard applications XL compilers on Power8

Originally posted by: Anh Tuyen Tran Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a US government standard for encryption, and is widely used by the US government and industries around the world. It protects classified information and sensitive data. IBM XL compilers for C/C++ and Fortran provide...

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Are you migrating your application from big endian to little endian? You should read this!

Originally posted by: llindsay When migrating your application from big endian to little endian on the IBM POWER8 platform, there are a number of differences that need to be considered. This can range from vectors, storage association between items of different sizes, long doubles,...

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IBM XL C/C++ for Linux, V13.1.1 adds an additional compiler for little endian Linux distributions

Originally posted by: llindsay On December 12, 2014, IBM will be releasing a new XL C/C++ compiler to support application development targeting the little endian Linux distributions running on IBM Power Systems with POWER8 processor and architecture. A key strength of the IBM XL compilers...

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POWER8 built-in function vec_bperm

Originally posted by: TracyR For vector processing, IBM XL C/C++ for Linux V13.1 supports a new POWER8 built-in function vec bperm. The vec bperm can g ather up to 16-bit values from a quadword in the specified order and it operates on vectors as 128-bit unsigned integers. The vec...

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