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Power and Performance by Jim Kukunas

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Chapter 16

Special Instructions

Abstract

To close the book, this chapter provides a brief description of some of the specialized instructions available on the Intel® Architecture. For each instruction covered, links are provided to white paper resources that describe usages for that instruction.

Keywords

AESNI

AES-NI

PCLMUL

CRC32

SSE4.2

The x87 floating point instructions were added to the x86 instruction set in order to alleviate some ...

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