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Notification: Update to Resource Guides for Developer and Administrator published
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 03/26/14 0
Hi all, I just wanted to let whoever is listening that I just published updates to the Resource Guide for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Developers and Resource Guide for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Administrators documents. -- Taylor  
BKMs on the use of the SIMD directive
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 03/25/14 0
We had an ask from one of the various “Birds of a Feather” meetings Intel® holds at venues such as at the Super Computing* (SC) and International Super Computing* (ISC) conferences. The customer wanted to know BKMs (Best Known Methods) on the proper usage of the new OpenMP* 4.0 / Intel® Cilk™ Plu...
Power Management: Policy? We don’t need no stinking policy!+
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 03/10/14 0
Yep. Here is another blog series from yours truly. Unfortunately, it will delay my long awaited – at least by me – discussion on measuring power. Here is a rough outline for the blogs: Introduction and motivation Power management infrastructure Types of power management policies Policies imp...
Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor Power Management Turbo Part 3: How can I design my program to make use of turbo?
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 02/20/14 1
Previous blogs on power management and a host of other power management resources can be found in, “List of Useful Power and Power Management Articles, Blogs and References” at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/list-of-useful-power-and-power-management-articles-blogs-and-references. See [L...
Excellent Power Management Reference
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 02/07/14 0
Dear passionate power management reader, Doing an internet scan for material having to do with power management policy, my next blog series, I ran across a blog that I believe to be excellent. As many of you have discovered, I generally write at a pretty high level, though technical. I do this in...
Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor Power Management Configuration: Using the micsmc command-line Interface
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 01/31/14 0
Previous blogs on power management and a host of other power management resources can be found in, “List of Useful Power and Power Management Articles, Blogs and References” at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/list-of-useful-power-and-power-management-articles-blogs-and-references. INTRO...
Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor Power Management Configuration: Using the micsmc GUI Interface
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 01/17/14 0
Previous blogs on power management and a host of other power management resources can be found in, “List of Useful Power and Power Management Articles, Blogs and References” at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/list-of-useful-power-and-power-management-articles-blogs-and-references. See [L...
Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor Power Management Configuration: Why should I worry about configuring anything?
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 12/30/13 0
Previous blogs on power management and a host of other power management resources can be found in List of Useful Power and Power Management Articles, Blogs and References. WHAT AND WHY DO WE WANT TO CONFIGURE IT There are several reasons why you might want to configure your power management in ...
Quick Start Guides Published for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Expert User
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 12/20/13 3
This is a short notice to let you know that two new articles have been published for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor: * Quick Start Guide: For the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Administrator * Quick Start Guide: For the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Developer The target of both of these guides is the expert user. Our assumption is that the expert user does not need to be told what to do, as he already has potentially decades of experience doing his job. Similarly, he does not need to be told how to research his area of expertise as he has done so dozens of times in the past. As these users are new to administering or developing on the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, they want to know only where they can find key resources, such as cluster administration guides, technical support and examples.
Power Configuration Part 0: Introduction: Yikes, there is a lot that is not documented
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 12/13/13 0
I was hoping to write a brief two part overview of how to configure the various power settings for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor. It was going to be concise and brief, allowing me to get on to the next topic. Unfortunately, as I dug into the topic further, I discovered that much of it is not v...