Rust 1.27 Released With SIMD Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 21 June 2018 at 04:44 PM EDT. 35 Comments
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Adding to the list of busy software releases today is the availability of Rust 1.27.

Most notable to Rust 1.27 is SIMD support via the std::arch module to make use of SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) instructions directly. Up to now Rust could already make use of LLVM's auto-vectorization support, but this lets Rust developers write SIMD instructions on their own and to allow for the proper Rust code to be executed based upon the CPU at run-time.

More details on the Rust 1.27 SIMD support and the other changes to this latest update can be found via today's blog post announcement.

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