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: