- Oct 16, 2019
See that's what gets me. As I noted above, Gracemont seems like a seriously impressive product to me, actually it fixes the one thing I'd have thought to be a major limitation with Atom so far in the lack of AVX support. That's one of the reasons I called my original post weird and why I was bamboozled, however decided to post it anyway because I know some people here have a lot of faith in what Sharkbay posts.From what I hear, the situation is the exact opposite. The Atom team is very, very proud of Gracemont. My source has been hyping it up without much subtlety, though I've been unable to weasel out numbers. I've also gotten the impression that they feel they've had to fight tooth and nail to get the recognition they deserve, and Gracemont is their opportunity to flaunt their potential a little. Supposedly Keller himself is responsible for pushing the Atom team into the limelight, partly due to some frustration with the Core team.
More practically speaking, why would they be using Gracemont at all if it were so bad? Hybrid is certainly a non-trivial amount of work to support.
I can't think of a reason in the slightest to view Gracemont negatively myself, which is why that latest leak made no sense to me. Then on top of that there was the insinuations of MCM and so on... yeah, thanks for that confirmation on Gracemont at least.
Probably best to just disregard this one.