Getting ready for KNL? Take a Lesson from NERSC on Optimizing

February 10, 2016

NERSC is beginning to tell the world how to optimize applications to run on the new Intel Xeon Phi processors, code name Knights Landing (KNL), that will boot i Read more…

By Rob Farber

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization

December 1, 2015

Contrary to conventional thinking, GPUs are often not the best vehicles for big data visualization. In this commentary, I discuss several key technical reasons Read more…

By Jim Jeffers, Intel

Speaking Many Languages into the MIC

May 8, 2013

Traditional HPC languages, Fortran, C and C++, have little native control over hardware capabilities such as SIMD operations, multi-core availability and prefetch instructions. The burden of optimization is therefore... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Heterogeneous Computing in Firing Range

April 8, 2013

Despite developer hassle, this is a great problem from the perspective of companies who are finding ways to tailor clean layers around complex code for heterogeneous computing. Take, for example, Atlanta-based AccelerEyes, which is seeing booming business because of the demand for GPU acceleration and interest in kicking the Xeon Phi co-processor tires. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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