Intel finally plans to add the NSA instruction

John Gilmore gnu at
Thu Feb 15 09:10:12 EST 2007

Page 7 of the PDF describes the POPCNT "application-targeted accelerator".


PS:  They don't give much detail, but they seem to be adding a grep
instruction too (at least fgrep), and a zlib accelerator.  Anybody know
more, while it's still early enough to get them to change the most bogus

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