3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2008 7:14 AM by avk

    SSE5 emulation?

    zuxy
      Hi there,

      Are there any tools that can emulate the upcoming SSE5 instructions? Better in some dynamic binary translation form but interrupt interception is acceptable too because speed doesn't matter too much at this time. I'd like to compile a small program with SSE5 instructions but run it on a CPU lacking such support without incurring a #UD yet still get the correct result.
        • SSE5 emulation?
          avk
          AFAIK, an AMD SimNow has ability to emulate SSE5. That's what you can read there.
            • SSE5 emulation?
              zuxy
              Hi avk,

              Thanks! But SimNow seems too heavy for me. I don't need a full virtual machine, just a small wrapper that can run a single program with SSE5 instructions on a CPU that lacks SSE5. Besides, I don't own a x64 OS:-(
            • SSE5 emulation?
              avk
              Well, I wonder too why AMD requires a 64-bit OS for its SimNow... Hey, AMD, is it so necesserily?. What about a small SSE5-wrapper: I'm afraid that AMD won't release it, because they, perhaps, thinks: why to do it if we already have SimNow? I'm sorry .