Intel shared some information about its future Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture:
Intel said its so-called Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture would help accelerate some highly parallel applications but that its Xeon chips would remain the suitable choice for most server workloads. The MIC architecture is derived from several Intel projects, including Intel's abandoned Larrabee graphics chip and such Intel Labs research projects as the 48-core Single-chip Cloud Computer.
The first MIC chip out the chute will be Knight's Corner, a 50-core chip designed in a 22-nanometer process, Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's data center group, told an audience at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. The chip targets high-performance computing segments such as scientific research and financial or climate simulations.