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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:05:29 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: discussions@...sword-hashing.net
Subject: Re: [PHC] Combining sliding window and bit-reversal

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:49:37PM +0000, Samuel Neves wrote:
> You can get decent bit reversal speed using PSHUFB, by reversing up to
> 32 4-bit chunks per cycle.

Yes, but unfortunately this adds overhead of going from scalar to vector
and back (we need to bit-reverse a single 32-bit or 64-bit value), and
SIMD instructions generally have lower throughput than scalar ones.  Yet
it might be the fastest approach.  Will need to benchmark.

> Considering other architectures have native
> bit reversal instructions, it may be an acceptable solution compared to
> an ad hoc permutation.

I agree.

Alexander

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