BACKGROUND: A QUICK REFRESHER ON IDLE STATES
This is the second article in a series of articles about High Performance Computing with the Intel Xeon Phi. The Intel Xeon Phi is the first commercial product of Intel to incorporate the Many Integrated Core architecture. In this article I will present various frameworks for unleashing the power of multiple threads on the Xeon Phi. We will also have a look at interesting properties and advantages / disadvantages of each framework.
I recently came across a post on the Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel MIC Architecture) forum wherein the developer was expecting a certain count for a hardware event but this count was always zero. There are several cases in which you can encounter this behavior. Let’s walk through each scenario and take a closer look at what could be happening during the hardware event collection.
Artigo original escrito por Eric Gardner (Intel).
Se você está lendo este artigo, provavelmente você quer saber mais sobre o coprocessador Intel® Xeon Phi™ e o que ele pode fazer pelas aplicações que você desenvolve. Este artigo apresenta um processo simples e rápido para analisar se continuar usando os processadores Intel® Xeon® é o melhor para sua aplicação ou se adicionar o coprocessador Intel® Xeon® Phi™ à sua plataforma aumentará o desempenho da aplicação.
Right up front, I am going to tell you that P-states are irrelevant, meaning they will not impact the performance of your HPC application. Nevertheless, they are important to your application in a more roundabout way. Since most of you belong to a group of untrusting and always questioning skeptics (i.e. engineers and scientists), I am going to go through the unnecessary exercise of justifying my claim.
This is the first article in a series of articles about High Performance Computing with the Intel Xeon Phi. The Intel Xeon Phi is the first commercial product of Intel to incorporate the Many Integrated Core architecture. In this article I will present the basics of the Xeon Phi architecture, the programming models and what we can do to measure the performance in cycles for micro benchmarks.
Intel(R) Composer XE 2013 Beta registration for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessor
Please read this letter, as it is explains in detail what you can expect as a result of using this Beta product. The instructions below will also direct you to a survey that will result in you obtaining a license for these products, which give you access to download the bits, and get support.
Subject: Invitation to join the Intel(R) Composer XE 2013 SP1 (compilers and libraries) beta program.