Category Archives: Knights Corner

MIC architecture support by software tools – SC11 wrap-up

This week we demonstrated the Knights Corner co-processor at SC11 and we had many developers demonstrating real results with the prototype systems. During the “SC11 season,” a number of tool vendors announced they will be providing versions of their software tailored to supporting MIC architecture, starting with the Knights Corner co-processor. Here are the ones I know [...] Read more >

Seeing One TeraFlop, the software side, and feeling a bit emotional

I’ve known this day was coming – but when I saw Knights Corner clearly sustaining a TeraFlop (DGEMM, wide range of block sizes) – I was surprised by my emotional reaction inside. Hard to describe; it was a good feeling. Tuesday November 15, 2011, we showed a Knights Corner co-processor for the first time outside [...] Read more >