Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor code named “Knights Landing” - Application Readiness

As part of the application readiness efforts for future Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors (code named Knights Landing), developers are interested in improving two key aspects

Authored by Indraneil Gokhale (Intel) Last updated on 06/01/2017 - 11:26

Knights Corner: Your Path to Knights Landing Join parallelism expert and evangelist James Reinders and find out how to best prepare your ap

Authored by James R. Last updated on 02/12/2018 - 14:00
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An Intro to MCDRAM (High Bandwidth Memory) on Knights Landing

Intel’s next generation Xeon Phi™ processor family x200 product (code-named Knights Landing) brings in new memory technology, a high bandwidth on package memory called Multi-Channel DRAM (MCDRAM) in addition to the traditional DDR4. MCDRAM is a high bandwidth, low capacity memory, packaged with the Knights Landing Silicon.
Authored by Mike P. (Intel) Last updated on 06/14/2017 - 16:27

Code Sample: Allocate Memory Efficiently on an Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor

How to efficiently use Multi-Channel DRAM (MCDRAM) and synchronous dynamic random-access memory.
Authored by Mike P. (Intel) Last updated on 12/15/2017 - 16:08

Developer Access Program for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor codenamed Knights Landing

Intel has brought to market the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor (codenamed Knights Landing), Developer Access Program (DAP). DAP is a program for developers worldwide to purchase an Intel Xeon Phi Processor based system.
Authored by Mike P. (Intel) Last updated on 06/01/2017 - 11:28

Process and Thread Affinity for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors

The Intel® MPI Library and OpenMP* runtime libraries can create affinities between processes or threads, and hardware resources. This affinity keeps an MPI process or OpenMP thread from migrating to a different hardware resource, which can have a dramatic effect on the execution speed of a program.
Authored by Gregg S. (Intel) Last updated on 12/15/2016 - 15:00

Weather Research and Forecasting Model Optimized for Knights Landing

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a numerical weather prediction (NWP) system designed for both atmospheric research and operational forecasting needs. It is made up of about a half million lines of code, predominantly in Fortran*.
Authored by Indraneil Gokhale (Intel) Last updated on 12/15/2016 - 14:57

Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations with LAMMPS Optimized for Knights Landing

LAMMPS is an open-source software package that simulates classical molecular dynamics. As it supports many energy models and simulation options, its versatility has made it a popular choice. It was first developed at Sandia National Laboratories to use large-scale parallel computation.
Authored by WILLIAM B. (Intel) Last updated on 01/30/2017 - 12:08

Migrating Applications from Knights Corner to Knights Landing Self-Boot Platforms

While there are many different programming models for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor (code-named Knights Corner (KNC)), this paper lists the more prevalent KNC programming models and further discusses some of the necessary changes to port and optimize KNC models for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor x200 self-boot platform.
Authored by Michael Greenfield (Intel) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 15:35