Recently, I've been attempting to take some of my code over to SIMD (specifically, SSE). SSE is perfect, as I have a great many functions doing math on all the vertices in a mesh.
My problem is how to organize the data. The Intel documentation I've been reading indicates that the obvious array-of-structures (AOS) data format is not at all the most efficient one to use with SSE, but rather a structure-of-arrays (SOA) format is better, or even a hybrid data format. The problem being that the suggested SOA and hybrid formats are very different from the AOS format of VBOs. So, what's the recommended route to take?