[Beowulf] AMD and AVX512

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Mon Jun 21 21:39:08 UTC 2021

> On Wed, 16 Jun 2021 13:15:40 -0400, you wrote:
>>The answer given, and I'm
>>not making this up, is that AMD listens to their users and gives the
>>users what they want, and right now they're not hearing any demand for
>>Personally, I call BS on that one. I can't imagine anyone in the HPC
>>community saying "we'd like processors that offer only 1/2 the floating
>>point performance of Intel processors".
> 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.

Exactly, or "Right now cloud based servers are the biggest market.
These customers need as many cores/threads as possible on die with
"adequate" memory bandwidth. Oh, and they buy them by the boatload.
What did you say you do again?"


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