Parallel Programming

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.

Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor – Applications and Solutions Catalog


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. 

  • Xeon Phi
  • Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor
  • Knights Corner
  • Knights Landing
  • MIC
  • High performance computing
  • HPC
  • HPC applications
  • Parallel Programming
  • sample code
  • application modernization
  • application optimization
  • Architettura Intel® Many Integrated Core
  • Hybrid MPI and OpenMP* Model

    In the High Performance Computing (HPC) area, parallel computing techniques such as MPI, OpenMP*, one-sided communications, shmem, and Fortran coarray are widely utilized. This blog is part of a series that will introduce the use of these techniques, especially how to use them on the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor. This first blog discusses the main usage of the hybrid MPI/OpenMP model.

    Submissions open: High Performance Parallelism Gems

    We have all had our little discoveries and triumphs in identifying new and innovative approaches that increased the performance of our applications. Occasionally we find something more, something that could also help others, an innovative gem. You now have an opportunity to broadcast your successes more widely to the benefit of our community. You are invited to submit a proposal to a contribution-based book, working title, “High Performance Parallelism Gems – Successful Approaches for Multicore and Many-core Programming” that will focus on practical techniques for Intel® Xeon® processor and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor parallel computing. Submissions are due by May 29, 2014.
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