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Ivan Godard
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The Mill does support unaligned memory access, but as you might expect using them doubles the memory bandwidth requirements, which can lead to poorer power-performance.

There are a pair of Mill-unique operations that can be used to get a vector loop started with proper alignment. As you also might expect, they produce an initial vector with leading Nones. There wasn’t enough time to cover them in the Metadata talk, but how they work should be fairly obvious.