Xeon Phi


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Xeon Phi

A family of x86 coprocessors from Intel for parallel computing. Dubbed the "Many Integrated Core" (MIC) architecture, Xeon Phi chips run at lower speeds than ordinary Intel CPUs but make up for the speed with multiple cores. Xeon Phi chips can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with Intel's full-blown Xeon processors. The 50-core Knights Corner was the first implementation of the Xeon Phi line, followed by Knights Landing. See Xeon and high-performance computing.
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The Intel Xeon Phi processor is a bootable host processor that delivers massive parallelism and vectorization to support the most demanding high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
Catanzaro, who helped launch Nvidia's deep-learning assault before going to Baidu, is testing the Xeon Phi coprocessor and says it can handle some deep-learning tasks around 90 percent as effectively as graphics processors.
The new Intel Xeon Phi platform is a 14nm many-core x86 CPU architecture.
As part of this upgrade, DWD will also receive additional Cray Sonexion 2000 scale-out Lustre storage capacity, and a future 12-node Cray CS400 system with the next-generation of the Intel Xeon Phi.
Tianhe-2 currently has 16,000 nodes, each with two Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge processors, and three Xeon Phi coprocessors for a combined total of 3.
Not that optimizing hardware utilization was a simple task back then, but current HPC users and systems administrators must now manage workflows that may include a mix-n-match collection of heterogeneous hardware like CPUs, GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi devices installed in multiple, distributed clusters that may be located within an organization, physically located across multiple data centers around the world, and may even include resources nebulously contained within the cloud.
According to Cray, the COMA system, which utilises Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, will provide the CCS user community with a powerful tool for performing research in the areas of space physics, theory of elementary particles, life sciences and material sciences.
Designed and operated by Bull, the Helios supercomputer installed in Rokkasho, Japan, is boosted by an additional 380 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to increase its power to almost 2 Petaflops.
7GHz, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 , Intel Xeon Phi 7120p (2416 Gflops per node)
For example, Intel recently announced that the next generation of Intel Xeon Phi processor will deliver integrated on-package memory allowing leadership compute and memory bandwidth, and we're researching new technologies including memory stacked on memory.
Matching home-grown Feiteng-1500 CPUs as well as Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors, Tianhe-2 was almost twice as fast as the second computer, Titan, which is capable of running at 17.