PROCESSING

Silicon Mechanics offers Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor

3 January 2013

Silicon Mechanics

Silicon Mechanics, a manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware, now offers the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, based on Intel Many Integrated Cores technology.

Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors deliver high aggregate performance for highly parallel applications, and eliminate much of the need for dual-programming architecture.

'We’re proud to be offering the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor in our hybrid computing server line,' said Ken Hostetler, director of product management at Silicon Mechanics. 'We know that the programming model supported by Intel Many Integrated Cores architecture will be right for many implementations. Our customers are already excited about it.'

Intel Xeon Phi provides the programmability of the Intel Xeon processor architecture to an emerging group of highly parallel applications that benefit from processors containing a large number of cores and threads.

While Intel Xeon processors remain the preferred choice for a broad range of applications, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors are designed to provide efficient performance for highly parallel applications that benefit from numerous mathematical calculations performed at once – for example, accurately tracking a weather storm.

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