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) feature 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.

An article this week on HPCwire refers to AVX-512 as “a hidden gem” in Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors.

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 AVX-512 and Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors.

How Can AVX 512 Help You?
You can accelerate performance for workloads and use cases using Intel AVX-512 in a number of important areas. These include:

  • artificial intelligence
  • deep learning
  • financial data analysis
  • image, audio/visual processing
  • 3-D modeling

To learn more about our systems that support Intel Xeon Scalable processors, visit our product catalog.

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