Saturday, January 9, 2010

BitMagic library version 3.6.3 released

This release fixes critical bug in 64-bit mode (#define BM64OPT) and improves performance of bit-counting related operations.

Parallel superscalar bit-counting

While working on version 3.6.3 collective Internet wisdom brought yet another interesting bit-counting algorithm, which turns to be efficient for 64-bit systems with superscalar execution (a form of parallelizm, where linear code with data-independent instructions is actually executed in parallel).

This code below implements population count for 4 64-bit integers. (Tested with GCC 4.4.1 64-bit Linux). This becomes part of BM 3.6.3 (when SourceForge recovers from its (I hope temporary) down).

inline
unsigned bitcount64_4way(bm::id64_t x, bm::id64_t y,
                    bm::id64_t u, bm::id64_t v)
{
    const bm::id64_t m1 = 0x5555555555555555;
    const bm::id64_t m2 = 0x3333333333333333;
    const bm::id64_t m3 = 0x0F0F0F0F0F0F0F0F;
    const bm::id64_t m4 = 0x000000FF000000FF;

    x = x - ((x >> 1) & m1);
    y = y - ((y >> 1) & m1);
    u = u - ((u >> 1) & m1);
    v = v - ((v >> 1) & m1);
    x = (x & m2) + ((x >> 2) & m2);
    y = (y & m2) + ((y >> 2) & m2);
    u = (u & m2) + ((u >> 2) & m2);
    v = (v & m2) + ((v >> 2) & m2);
    x = x + y;
    u = u + v;
    x = (x & m3) + ((x >> 4) & m3);
    u = (u & m3) + ((u >> 4) & m3);
    x = x + u;
    x = x + (x >> 8);
    x = x + (x >> 16);
    x = x & m4;
    x = x + (x >> 32);
    return x & 0x000001FF;
}

SourceForge down :-(

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Python wrapper for BitMagic is in the works

Author: William Waites
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/bitmagic


BitMagic library version 3.6.2 -- broken

Bad news, version 3.6.2 confirmed to be broken for 64-bit builds. Urgent patch is coming...