Vector Games Math Processors (Wordware Game Math Library)
Publisher: Wordware Publishing | ISBN: 1556229216 | edition 2002 | PDF | 529 pages | 10,8 mb
Due to the advancement of video games and game console hardware, the super computer is now a home consumer appliance. Vector Game Math Processors explains to programmers how to write parallel-based integer and floating point based math algorithms for use in video games as well as scientific applications. Every manufacturer uses their own terms such as SIMD, Packed Data, Parallel Data, Semi-Vector, and Vector but they are all different labels for the methodology for programming multiple sets of data with the same computer instruction at the same time. Programmers have been publicly declaring these newer processors more complex and harder to program. The primary goal of this book is to explain the differences in these processors. This is an advanced title appropriate for experienced game and graphics programmers and is part of the Wordware Game Developer's Library.