Intel reveals its Knights Corner (KNC) multi-core chip is in great shape, and says the first supercomputer with KNC will be powered on in 2013. Full details at X-bit Labs. Knights Corner features over 50 cores and promises to deliver 1 teraflops of double-precision floating point performance.
"Knights Corner is in great shape and is exactly where it has to be according to our internal schedule. We have not disclosed any information related to production or launch date of 'Knights Corner'," said Radoslaw Walczyk, a spokesman for Intel said.
Earlier this month Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel's server product group said during a public Xeon E5 discussion that MIC was "set to go into production in about a year". Apparently, Ms. Bryant was talking about 10PFLOPS “Stampede” supercomputer - based on Intel MIC's Knights Corner & Intel Xeon E5 - at TACC scheduled for power on in early 2013.