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Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Hardware News |

Intel rolled out its new Knights Corner brand name Xeon Phi

Intel rolled out its new Knights Corner brand name Xeon Phi

Yesterday kicked off the event International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2012, an event that will end on Thursday 21, so I anticipate that these days we will have many news segments relating to workstations, servers and supercomputers. inaugurated this series of articles on the ISC with the announcement of his co-processor Phi.

Intel Xeon Phi, the gas is actually accelerated by GPU computing (cGPU) known by the codename of Knights Corner ( Larrabee 3 ), format manufactured with the manufacturing process Intel Tri-gate, and forming for 50 or more x86 microprocessors, each with a vector calculation unit 16-Wide (shader processors), accompanied by at least 8GB of memory and computing power slightly higher in double-precision calculations.

Intel rolled out its new Knights Corner brand name Xeon Phi image 2

Intel promotes co-processor Xeon Phi as the perfect companion for its microprocessors Xeon E5-Series and will become the weapon of Intel to increase its market share of supercomputers , a market where major companies such as Bull, Cray, Dell, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI and NEC say that very soon will present products based on the combination Xeon Xeon E5 + Phi.

Link: Intel Xeon Processors Achieve Fastest Adoption E5, Phi Announcing Co-Processors Xeon (TechPowerUp)

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