Intel’s New High-Performance Coprocessors Coming To Supercomputers Next Year

Intel’s second-generation Xeon Phi coprocessors will be available in supercomputers in 2016, Intel revealed Monday, as the company aims to expand high-performance computing capabilities and lower the barriers to adoption. The 14nm coprocessors, code-named Knights Landing, aim to squeeze more performance out of supercomputers while maintaining a unified environment. Intel said the new coprocessors will set new standards for programming ease working with the synergy between CPUs and accelerator cards. “We’re entering a new era in which supercomputing is being transformed from a tool for a specific problem to a general tool for many,” said Charlie Wuischpard, vice president and general manager of HPC Platform Group at Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel, in a release. “System-level innovations in processing, memory, software and fabric technologies are enabling system capabilities to be designed and optimized…


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