[Beowulf] AMD and AVX512 [EXT]

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Sun Jun 20 01:04:03 UTC 2021

I think that’s a major important point.  Even if the whole of the HPC market were clamouring for it (which they’re not, judging by this discussion) that’s still a very small proportion of the worldwide CPU market.  We have to remember that we in the HPC community are a niche market.  I recall at SC a couple of years ago someone from Intel pointing out that mobile devices and IoT were what was driving IT technology; the volume dwarfs everything else.  Hence the drive to NVRAM - not to make things faster for HPC (although that was the benefit being presented through that talk), but the fundamental driver was to increase phone battery life.


Tim Cutts
Head of Scientific Computing
Wellcome Sanger Institute

On 19 Jun 2021, at 16:49, Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks at gmail.com<mailto:ghenriks at gmail.com>> wrote:

I suspect that is marketing speak, which roughly translates to not
that no one has asked for it, but rather requests haven't reached a
threshold where the requests are viewed as significant enough.

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