Intel AVX-512 dev box

By: bob cloud (bob.delete@this.cloud.com), August 14, 2019 8:01 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
Michael S (already5chosen.delete@this.yahoo.com) on August 14, 2019 12:42 am wrote:
> Adrian (a.delete@this.acm.org) on August 13, 2019 8:57 pm wrote:
> > Mr. Camel (rohit.santhanam.delete@this.live.com) on August 13, 2019 5:01 pm wrote:
> > > bob cloud (bob.delete@this.cloud.com) on August 13, 2019 1:10 pm wrote:
> > > > Mr. Camel (rohit.santhanam.delete@this.live.com) on August 13, 2019 12:31 pm wrote:
> > > > > Mr. Camel (rohit.santhanam.delete@this.live.com) on August 13, 2019 12:30 pm wrote:
> > > > > > For software developers who are writing code to leverage new x64 instructions sets such as AVX512,
> > > > > > does anyone know if Intel can load development boxes with hardware support for the aforementioned
> > > > > > instruction sets to these developers to help them performance test their code?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > You obviously cannot performance test your code in a software emulator.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I searched the Intel website and found no useful information on this.
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I meant "loan" development boxes. IOW, I would use the box for a short
> > > > > period of time and then return it to Intel for someone else to use.
> > > >
> > > > In this day and age of cloud / bare metal machines being available on demand, does that really make sense?
> > > > Just the cost of shipping a box will get you many many many many many hours in the cloud.
> > >
> > > Ok.
> > >
> > > Do you (or anyone else) know how I can get cloud access to an Ice Lake box?
> >
> >
> > Searching "bare metal cascade lake", showed immediately offers
> > from at least IBM Cloud and from Amazon EC2 C5 instances.
> >
> > This is the best you can get in a cloud until next year.
> >
> > For more AVX-512 instruction groups, you must pay
>
> OP didn't specify which AVX-512. I'd guess it means that he is o.k.
> with just a basic AVX-512 stuff. like in Skylake-SP/Skylake-W

Yes - exactly - if you're ok with "AVX-512" then per https://aws.amazon.com/intel/ and https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/ you have:
a) high memory (6TB,9TB,12TB) aka u-{6,9,12}tb1.metal [Xeon Platinum 8176M (Skylake)],
b) memory-optimized z1d [Skylake SP]
c) compute-optimized C5n
d) memory-optimized R5
e) burstable T3

The latter - t3 - currently ranges from $0.0052/hour (t3.nano) to $0.3008/hr (t3a.2xlarge).

Whether you could use that for performance optimization or required bare metal - but you could go for the former or maybe c5n.large ($0.10/hr) and do most of your coding/validation and then really test it on c5n.metal w/ 72 vCPU 192G RAM @ $3.888/hr.

The point is: do you really need it on your premises on your desk to test?

I use AWS as a reference point here - and doesn't really matter what the absolute costs are. Reality is you could do this with presumably other cloud providers that either have {insert_chip_specific_feature_here} available per $ per second/minute/hour.
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