Subject: Re: [boost] GSOC 2013
From: David Bellot (david.bellot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-22 09:58:13
for uBlas, the main project is indeed to improve the current framework to
allow the integration of SSE, GPU, multi-core etc... and the make writing
new algorithms easy.
I want also a unified representation of vector and matrices. So far, we are
like in R, a vector is a array in the C-style, while a matrix is really a
class representing thanks to a 2-dimensional array, the notion of a
mathematical matrix. In other libraries they only have one base
representation for all of this.
We have a lot of duplicate code and I don't see the difference between a
1-row or 1-column matrix and a vector (at least not in my math textbook).
The advantage to factorize code is obviously to be able to apply in a uniform
way and with less work all these techniques like SSE, etc...
On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 7:59 AM, Shakti Misra
> Hi All,
> Nice to see so many stuff going on. I have a few questions, if any effort
> is going on in this area then it should be highlighted.
> 1. For uBlas and some other libraries. Is there any enhancements planned
> for using SSE etc? Like Eigen has.
> 2. I read there is interest for bench-marking framework. Can there be some
> projects for performance counters. Especially using hardware performance
> 3. Some transportation layer like ZeroMQ on top of boost Asio.
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM, Gottlob Frege <gottlobfrege_at_[hidden]
> > On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz_at_[hidden]>
> > wrote:
> > > On 4 March 2013 15:28, David Bellot <david.bellot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > > > The best thing is that you guys write a nice description on the web
> > page
> > > for
> > > > students to know about it.
> > > > So far, we already 3 of them. Great !
> > >
> > > It may look overwhelming for students too.
> > > As it has been pointed already, few projects that qualify to Boost
> > > are actually feasible within GSoC time frame.
> > >
> > >
> > Something feasible could possibly be done with moving pieces of Adobe's
> > into Boost.
> > http://stlab.adobe.com/index.html
> > Sean Parent has always encouraged Boost to take whatever they wanted from
> > ASL.
> > Tony
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