It is only a few weeks until you will get a chance to get your hands on the 4th Generation Intel® Core&tm; Processor Family formerly code-named Haswell. This architecture will come with some very nice features including Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2). Most notably, Intel®
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.
In my previous blog, I discussed “Ways to Speeding up Your Cloud Environment…”, I will continue with this thread by introducing the topic of Software Defined Networks (SDN). The industry has been depending on proprietary networking equipment and appliances, essentially creating an environment requiring vertical integrated software running on dedicated hardware.
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.
Answers for the questions raised during the April session of our Introduction to High Performance Application Development for Intel® Xeon® & Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors class have been assembled. There were some duplicates and other questions we couldn't decipher, either because of the wording or because of implied context that was not spelled out. We tried to address the rest, which appear below:
Applies to: Platforms based on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family
Authors: Jackson Marusarz, Shannon Cepeda, Ahmad Yasin