Xeon Phi

There are lots of stories to tell from the SuperComputing 15 conference here in Austin, but a clear overriding theme – in order to reach ‘Exascale’ (the fancy name given to where a supercomputer hits one ExaFLOP, 1018 FLOPS, in LINPACK), PCIe co-processors and accelerators are going to be a vital aspect in that. Looking at the Top500 supercomputers list that measures supercomputers in pure FLOPS, or the Green/Graph 500 lists that focus on FLOPS/watt and graph compute performance respectively (graph compute such as social networking linked lists of users (nodes) and relationships (edges)), it is clear that focused silicon is key to get peak performance and performance per watt. That focused silicon is often around NVIDIA’s Tesla high performance computing cards, FPGAs (field...

A Few Notes on Intel’s Knights Landing and MCDRAM Modes from SC15

When learning about new hardware, there are always different angles to look at it. For the most part, manufacturers talking to the media will focus on the hardware aspects...

10 by Ian Cutress on 11/16/2015

Intel @ SC15: Launching Xeon Phi “Knights Landing” & Omni-Path Architecture

The fourth and final of the major SC15 conference announcements/briefings for today comes Intel. As Intel is in the middle of executing on their previously announced roadmap, they aren’t...

7 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

Exploring Intel’s Omni-Path Network Fabric

For several months now we have been talking about Intel’s Omni-Path network fabric, the company’s next-generation 100Gbps netwoking fabric technology. Typically Omni-Path has come up alongside discussions of Intel’s...

16 by Ryan Smith on 8/26/2015

Quick Note: Intel “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi & Omni-Path 100 @ ISC 2015

Taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference. One of the two major supercomputing conferences of the year, ISC tends to be the venue...

53 by Ryan Smith on 7/13/2015

Intel & Cray Land Contract for 2 Dept. of Energy Supercomputers

Late last year the United States Department of Energy kicked off the awards phase of their CORAL supercomputer upgrade project, which would see three of the DoE’s biggest national...

35 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2015

Intel's Xeon Phi: After Knights Landing Comes Knights Hill

As SC’14 rolls on this week, taking part in the show’s events is Intel, who was at the show to deliver an update on the Xeon Phi lineup. As...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2014

Intel’s "Knights Landing" Xeon Phi Coprocessor Detailed

Continuing our ISC 2014 news announcements for the week, next up is Intel. Intel has taken to ISC to announce further details about the company’s forthcoming Knights Landing processor...

41 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2014

Fall 2013 Supercomputer Rankings Released; Achieving Max Efficiency With Oil

Turning our eyes back towards SC13 and supercomputers one more time this week, we have the biannual supercomputer rankings, which are released every spring and every fall. These rankings...

28 by Ryan Smith on 11/22/2013

June 2013 Top500 List Published: Xeon Phi Takes Top Spot

Kicking off this week is the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, one of the two major supercomputing/high performance computing conferences of the year. There will be several announcements...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/17/2013

The Xeon Phi at work at TACC

The Xeon Phi family of co-processors was announced in June, but Intel finally disclosed additional details about the first shipping implementation of Larrabee. In this short article we'll go...

47 by Johan De Gelas on 11/14/2012

Green500 Supercomputer List Released: Intel Takes Top Spot, Followed By AMD, NVIDIA

Coinciding with the publication of the Top500 supercomputer list earlier this week, the Top500’s sister list, the Green500, was published earlier this morning. The Green500 is essentially to power...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2012

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