This is the first article in a series of articles about High Performance Computing with the Intel Xeon Phi. The Intel Xeon Phi is the first commercial product of Intel to incorporate the Many Integrated Core architecture. In this article I will present the basics of the Xeon Phi architecture, the programming models and what we can do to measure the performance in cycles for micro benchmarks.
Abstract classes are designed to be only interfaces to real classes because they have one or more pure virtual functions. The Intel® C++ compiler emits warning user is trying to declare a parameter that has the type of an abstract base class.