Skip to content

enable specifying number of lanes for simd type

Giacomo Castiglioni requested to merge castigli/nektar:fix/vmathsimd into master

Issue/feature addressed

Fixes this error

In file included from /home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/UnitTests/LibUtilities/TestVmathSIMD.cpp:35:
/home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/BasicUtils/VmathSIMD.hpp: In instantiation of ‘void Vmath::SIMD::Gathr(I, const T*, const I*, T*) [with T = double; I = int; <template-parameter-1-3> = void]’:
/home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/UnitTests/LibUtilities/TestVmathSIMD.cpp:339:56:   required from here
/home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/BasicUtils/VmathSIMD.hpp:437:9: error: no matching function for call to ‘tinysimd::avx2Double4::gather(const double*&, vec_t_i&)
  437 |         zChunk0.gather(x, yChunk0);
      |         ^~~~~~~
In file included from /home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/SimdLib/tinysimd.hpp:38,
                 from /home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/BasicUtils/VmathSIMD.hpp:42,
                 from /home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/UnitTests/LibUtilities/TestVmathSIMD.cpp:35:
/home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/SimdLib/avx2.hpp:433:17: note: candidate: ‘template<class T> void tinysimd::avx2Double4::gather(const scalarType*, const tinysimd::avx2Long4<T>&)
  433 |     inline void gather(scalarType const *p, const avx2Long4<T> &indices)
      |                 ^~~~~~
/home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/SimdLib/avx2.hpp:433:17: note:   template argument deduction/substitution failed:
In file included from /home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/UnitTests/LibUtilities/TestVmathSIMD.cpp:35:
/home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/BasicUtils/VmathSIMD.hpp:437:9: note:   ‘vec_t_i’ {aka ‘tinysimd::avx2Int8<int>’} is not derived from ‘const tinysimd::avx2Long4<T>’
  437 |         zChunk0.gather(x, yChunk0);
      |         ^~~~~~~
/home/gcastigl/codes/nektar/library/LibUtilities/BasicUtils/VmathSIMD.hpp:438:9: error: no matching function for call to ‘tinysimd::avx2Double4::gather(const double*&, vec_t_i&)
  438 |         zChunk1.gather(x, yChunk1);
      |         ^


Extended the mapping between abstract and concrete types to optionally specify the number of lanes. This allows to choose non native combo, for instance 64 bit floating point with 32 bit indexes. Before introducing fp 32 the dispatch was always unambiguous.


Restored TestGathrInt that was disabled when we introduced floats.


  • Functions and classes, or changes to them, are documented.
  • User guide/documentation is updated.
  • Changelog is updated.
  • Suitable tests added for new functionality.
  • Contributed code is correctly formatted. (See the contributing guidelines).
  • License added to any new files.
  • No extraneous files have been added (e.g. compiler output or test data files).


On the 19.07 the code formatting (code style) was standardised using clang-format, over the whole Nektar++ code. This means changes in your branch will conflict with formatting changes on the master branch. To resolve these conflicts , see #295 (closed)

Edited by Giacomo Castiglioni

Merge request reports