ISA and Microarchitecture Extensions Over Dense Matrix Engines to Support Flexible Structured Sparsity for CPUs (Georgia Tech, Intel Labs)

A technical paper titled "VEGETA: Vertically-Integrated Extensions for Sparse/Dense GEMM Tile Acceleration on CPUs" was published (preprint) by researchers at Georgia Tech and Intel Labs. Abstract: "Deep Learning (DL) acceleration support in CPUs has recently gained a lot of traction, with several companies (Arm, Intel, IBM) announcing products with specialized matrix engines accessible v... » read more