Here are some examples of generating Mandelbrots using the x86_64 SSE2, AVX2, and AVX512 vector units. There are is a single threaded and multithreaded version of the program.
I also added a version for doing Mandelbrots using CUDA.
For more information, including timing numbers and code for parallel computing Mandelbrots on other platforms (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Parallela, and Parallax Propeller) visit:
To test the x86_64 version, it's required to install the nasm assembler. To build the software just type: make
Examples of running it:
./mandelbrot avx2 ./mandelbrot_threaded sse 8
For all the options simply run the program with no command line arguments.