AVX-512 downclocking post

By: David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com), January 18, 2020 10:27 am
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anon³ (nope.delete@this.example.test) on January 17, 2020 12:25 am wrote:

> Back on topic: anyone know what happened to AMD's adaptive clocking (as used in Steamroller and described
> on the front page here)? I have seen no marketing material implying that it's in Zen/+/2, but I also haven't
> seen any analysis at this level of detail or finer for Zen. It seems like that scheme or a refined version
> would be a much more effective solution than Intel's brutish mess. A single heavy instruction burning 75,000
> cycles (at 3GHz, 10us halted plus 10us gated down to 1/4 rate) seems... suboptimal.

It's used by Zen and successors. It's also in AMD GPUs now.

It is very elegant, but it is not without cost.

I spoke to a few clocking experts, and it complicates the clocking system a fair bit. Especially for designs that want to hit max frequency.

So it's a pretty good fit for something like a GPU or accelerator that has a lot of dynamic capacitance (read parallelism). It's great for a CPU that doesn't want to hit maximum frequency.

> I'm also a bit surprised at how long the Intel FIVR takes to slew (according to the numbers in
> the other thread plus your measured results). Sure, it's regulating truly massive currents going
> into gigantic capacitances (at least for the time scales involved), but my intuition would have
> been that a >100MHz controller could have done a bit better. But probably that's just me being
> thrown off by recently designing with CFB amplifiers that slew at over 1000V/us....

The FIVR is extremely fast. It's the sensing and control that is the limiting factor for HSW/BDW/SKX generations. The FIVR also improved in ICL, and it stands to reason they improved the sense and control as well.

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