There’s been a ton of work going on in getting us ready to really start
using Volk in GNU Radio blocks. Instead of repeating myself, here, you
see more about the who/what/when/why/how of the changes here:
The basic summary is that I’m seeing amazing performance results and I’m
very excited to get this into our project.
I’m really hoping that people can check out the branch and test it out
against their applications. A number of changes were made inside GNU
and a handful of blocks have been converted to using Volk, and I’d like
see how the performance compares. My own tests show great results, but I
have a pretty heterogeneous setup (Linux/Ubuntu and Intel processors).
I should have another post on my website later this week discussing my
benchmark results for the Volk blocks, but anyone interested in testing
out on their own should check out
The README in that directory should help you understand what to do and
to do it.
We would like to get this merged into GNU Radio master (and therefore
version 3.5.2) as soon as possible, so I would really appreciate
and bug reports as soon as possible.