This article identifies resources for anyone investigating the value to their organization of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor, which is based on the Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture. It is one of three such guides, each for people in one of the following specific roles:
- Administrator refers to a person responsible for administration of one or more servers equipped with the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor (including clusters of such servers).
- Developer refers to a person programming for systems equipped with the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor.
- Investigator refers to anyone else who needs to learn more about the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, particularly those deciding whether an organization should adopt the technology.
Each guide focuses on the resources most likely to be of primary interest to people in that role. For example, documentation on maintaining clusters is potentially of interest to an administrator, but far less likely to be valuable to a developer. Likewise, programming syntax and semantics are important to a developer, but typically not to an administrator. The content in each guide is tailored accordingly.
The resources identified in this guide are a starting point rather than an exhaustive catalog, and readers are encouraged toward further study and participation in the Intel MIC community1. The Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Developer Zone2 contains a wealth of additional resources, including articles and documentation, tools, training, forums, and blogs.