[Beowulf] AMD and AVX512 [EXT]

John Hearns hearnsj at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 05:51:58 UTC 2021

That is a very interesting point! I never thought of that.
Also mobile drives ARM development - yes I know the CPUs in Isambard and
Fugaku will not be seen in your mobile phone but the ecosystem is propped
up by having a diverse market and also the power saving priorities of
mobile will influence HPC ARM CPUs.

On Sun, 20 Jun 2021 at 02:04, Tim Cutts <tjrc at sanger.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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
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> On 19 Jun 2021, at 16:49, Gerald Henriksen <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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