This is part of a series of blogs on Embree, a collection of high performance ray tracing kernels. Embree has been released open source since version 1.0.
Modern Memory Subsystems Benefits for Data Base Codes, Linear Algebra Codes, Big Data, and Enterprise StorageThis article describes and contrasts advantages different types of memory, including Multi-Channel DRAM (MCDRAM) and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), the future 3D XPoint™ memory devices, and Intel® Omni-Path Fabric (Intel® OP Fabric).
The vectorization component of the optimization report produced by the Intel® Compiler version 15 may contain remarks such as:
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.