By Taylor Kidd, Intel Corporation
This article is essentially a collection of blogs I wrote on the same subject. The differences are simply a degree of formalism.
While talking to a very intelligent but non-engineer colleague, I found myself needing to explain the threading and other components of the current and next generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ archit
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.
Since that brief aside on terminology is out of the way, let us continue with the kitchen analogy.
I had an interesting question come across my desk a few days ago: “Is it still worthwhile to understand T-states?” My first response was to think, “Huh? What the heck is a T-state?”
Before we start, I will use the next two blogs to clear up some terminology. If you are familiar with these concepts, I give you permission to jump to the next section.
Advanced Computer Concepts for the (Not So) Common Chef: Memory Hierarchy: Of Registers, Cache & Memory
After introducing this series of blogs, we established some
OF COURSE, I KNOW WHAT A THREAD IS….DON’T I?
Now that we know what a core is, let’s dive into another source of confusion.