My team just purchased an Intel Xeon Phi this week with the hope of doing some initial testing for a project we're working on using an HP 8300 desktop PC. For the moment we're using these for testing while we figure out what our long term hardware requirements will be so that when we buy server hardware it ends up being exactly what we need.
I got the card yesterday and (naively) popped it into our HP 8300. When I power the box on, the BIOS just hangs, never even outputting anything to the display. I remove the card and everything is fine.
Unfortunately there is not a lot of information to find about these cards yet, but I did find one other post on this forum from a few weeks ago that indicates that the Xeon Phi requires some kind of "large BAR" support in the BIOS that many may not have.
Has anyone else had similar issues with these? Anyone come to a conclusion about exactly what is needed to use one of these cards? I know that the product page on Intel's site lists a handful of server motherboards that are compatible but surely there are others that will work, right?
Any input or suggestions you have are greatly appreciated. Thank you!