AVX-512 – a Key Feature of Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors

Posted on July 13, 2017

The new Intel Xeon Scalable processors (known to many by the codename Skylake) features Intel® AVX-512, which is a set of new instructions that can accelerate performance for workloads. Usages include scientific simulations, financial analytics and artificial intelligence.

AVX-512 is a key feature of the new processors. In fact, an article this week on HPCwire refers to AVX-512 as “a hidden gem” in Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors.

Intel® AVX-512 has the capacity to handle event the most demanding computational tasks. Applications can pack eight double precision and sixteen single precision floating numbers within the 512-bit vectors, as well as eight 64-bit and sixteen 32-bit integers.

The key takeaway here is that, in some circumstances, Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors give you double the number of floating point capabilities as existed in previous processor generations.

With ultra-wide 512-bit vector operations capabilities, AVX-512 enables workloads to achieve more work per CPU cycle, minimize latency and overhead.

Our pre-recorded webinar provides details about the AVX-512 feature. Visit our site for full details about Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors.

 

Webinar: Meet Skylake, Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors

 

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