The code-named Knights Ferry device - which is not supposed to become a commercial compute solution and which is believed to be based on the code-named Larrabee GPU design - performed operations typically made on clusters or machines with many processing cores.
During SC10, Intel conducted demonstrations showcasing the real-world capabilities of the recently announced MIC (many Intel core) architecture. These included using Intel MIC architecture as a co-processor running financial derivative Monte Carlo demonstrations that boasted twice the performance of those conducted with prior generation technologies. The Monte Carlo application for Intel MIC was generated using standard C++ code with an Intel MIC-enabled version of the Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011 software development tools, demonstrating how applications for standard Intel CPUs can scale to future Intel MIC products.
Intel shows off Knights Ferry at SC10
Posted on Wednesday, November 17 2010 @ 23:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck