MIPS R6 Architecture Now Supported By GCC
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 20 December 2014 at 08:24 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The latest feature that's landed for the GCC 5 compiler due out next year is MIPS R6 support for both 32-bit and 64-bit.

As of yesterday, there's MIPS32R6 and MIPS64R6 support in GCC. The new MIPS R6 CPU architecture support was contributed by Imagination Technologies themselves. MIPS Release 6 features new instructions aimed for enhancing performance for JIT, JavaScript, browsers, PIC for Android, and large workload applications. The MIPS R6 architecture was announced a few months ago and the first products based on the updated MIPS ISA are their new Warrior processors.

The MIPS32R6 and MIPS64R6 support landed with this commit in what will become GCC 5 in 2015, alongside tons of other exciting features.
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