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Advanced Computer Concepts For The (Not So) Common Chef: Terminology Pt 1

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.  I suggest any software readers still check out the other blog about threads. There is a lot of confusion, even among us software professionals.

Advanced Computer Concepts For The (Not So) Common Chef: Introduction

While talking to a very intelligent but non-engineer colleague, I found myself needing to explain the threading and other components of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ ⅹ100 and ⅹ200 architectures. The first topic that came up was hyper-threading, and more specifically, the coprocessor’s version of hyper-threading. Wracking my brain, I finally hit upon an analogy that seemed to suit: the common kitchen.

High Bandwidth Memory (HBM): how will it benefit your application?


The first step towards the usability of MCDRAM or High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) is assessing the memory bandwidth utilization for your application.

This article provides basic instructions on how to profile and evaluate memory bandwidth utilization for your application using Intel® Vtune™ Amplifier on Intel® Xeon® processors (IvyBridge/Haswell) and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors (Knights Corner).

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    The PDF document attached to this article contains a growing list of available, downloadable or work-in-progress code that can be run, or actively being optimized to run on Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors. 

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