• Now's your chance win big! Join our community and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Join here.

    Meet Stan Dmitriev of SurrogateTV on the Pi Cast TODAY! The show is live August 11th at 2:30 pm ET (7:30 PM BST). Watch live right here!

    Professional PC modder Mike Petereyns joins Scharon on the Tom's Hardware Show live on Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm ET (8:00 PM BST). Click here!

Intel Preparing Xeon Phi Series Co-Processors

Status
Not open for further replies.

marshal11

Distinguished
Feb 13, 2012
640
0
19,160
58
Seems like pretty cool stuff. Reminds me of the old Slot 1 Pentium IIs. I still have my old Pentium II 266MHz laying around somewhere as an Antique :)
 

danwat1234

Distinguished
Jun 13, 2008
1,392
0
19,310
9
An official seti@home credit increaser board?
Wow it's amazing that this is real. You obviously need software to communicate with this SOC board.
Why use so many low clocked cores when you could use fewer higher clocked cores and save silicon?
 

Kamab

Distinguished
Aug 16, 2010
381
0
18,810
12
"What practice application will this serve in a desktop that a video card cannot do?"
GPUs have much smaller "instruction sets" if you will, and cannot trace out solutions through iteration, or have large amounts of core specific local memory (state variables, flags, etc). With GPUs you tend to know the operation they will do start-to-finish ahead of time (aka there is no conditional branching).
Granted, there are ways/interfaces to do CPU workloads with GPUs, albeit less efficiently (work per watt probably an important consideration with these cards).
 

flamethrower205

Illustrious
Jun 26, 2001
13,105
0
40,780
0
It doesn't serve a purpose for your average desktop, it's meant for scientific computing. There ones finds numerous parallelizable applications that can be sped up by many factors with these kinds of cards.
I'm curious to see what kind of price/ performance ratios we get out of the new stock. Pretty schweet stuff overall!
 

flamethrower205

Illustrious
Jun 26, 2001
13,105
0
40,780
0
It doesn't serve a purpose for your average desktop, it's meant for scientific computing. There ones finds numerous parallelizable applications that can be sped up by many factors with these kinds of cards.
I'm curious to see what kind of price/ performance ratios we get out of the new stock. Pretty schweet stuff overall!
 

memadmax

Distinguished
Mar 25, 2011
2,492
0
19,960
95


Any of the SETI@Home projects should be able to use this nicely.
 

sykozis

Distinguished
Dec 17, 2008
1,759
5
19,865
37


With the proper coding, these can be used for processing server loads....running VM's....anything a regular desktop processor can do. These things also don't rely on an API for processing as they are designed to run native x86 instructions. So, anything that relies on x86 instructions....these processors can do. Graphics cards are really quite limited in what they can do compared to the Xeon Phi cards.
 

Matsushima

Honorable
Mar 6, 2013
344
0
10,810
15
300 watts and passive cooling...
I wonder how many power connectors they will need?
I saw one of these processors listed in Intel ARK codenamed Knights Corner?
I wonder what the pricing will be?
This reminds me of the 386/486 days when coprocessors were more in fashion.
 

spp85

Distinguished
Aug 11, 2011
699
0
19,360
103
"Quote:
Due to the onboard memory in combination with an x86 processor, the device can even work as a fully independent computer........"
That means we can remove the main CPU from the LGA socket and just put this Xeon Phi onto the PCI-E x16 slot and can run windows on it ?? Wow.......
 

ta152h

Distinguished
Apr 1, 2009
1,207
2
19,285
0
Terrible writing. Uggggh.
Slammed into a PCIe slot? Baked on 22nm? They neither slam these processors, or bake them with the ginger bread. I know it's nice to sound hip, but being a proper hipster doofus means it doesn't come off as so forced. Although, you nailed the doofus part.
The last two paragraphs are awkward. I have a (admittedly high-functioning) chicken that can write better than that.
Just awful writing.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS