Intel has finally defended its AVX-512 instruction set against critics who have gone so far as to wish it to die â€œa painful death.â€�Â Â
Intel Chief Architect Raja Koduri said the community loves it because it yields huge performance boosts, and Intel has an obligation to offer it across its portfolio.
â€œAVX-512 is a great feature. Our HPC community, AI community, love it,â€� Koduri said, responding to a question from PCWorldÂ about the AVX-512 kerfuffle during Intelâ€™s Architecture Day on August 11.Â â€œOur customers on the data center side really, really, really love it.â€�
Koduri said Intel has been able to help customers achieve a 285X increase in performance in â€œour good old CPU socketâ€� just by taking advantage of the extension.Â