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The JITter Conundrum - Just in Time for Your Traffic Jam

In interpreted languages, it just takes longer to get stuff done - I earlier gave the example where the Python source code a = b + c would result in a BINARY_ADD byte code which takes 78 machine instructions to do the add, but it's a single native ADD instruction if run in compiled language like C or C++. How can we speed this up? Or as the performance expert would say, how do I decrease...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 20:00

How to detect Knights Landing AVX-512 support (Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor)

The Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor, code named Knights Landing, is part of the second generation of Intel Xeon Phi products. Knights Landing supports Intel® AVX-512 instructions, specifically AVX-512F (foundation), AVX-512CD (conflict detection), AVX-512ER (exponential and reciprocal) and AVX-512PF (prefetch).
Authored by James R. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 06/14/2019 - 11:50