This blog contains additional content for the article "Advanced Vectorization" from Parallel Universe #12:
Big Data requires processing huge amounts of data. Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (aka AVX2) promoted most Intel AVX 128-bits integer SIMD instruction sets to 256-bits.
Intel® Math Kernel Library includes powerful and versatile random number generators that have been optimized to take full advantage of Intel
The latest Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family includes a feature called Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX), which can potentially improve application performance.