Category Archives: mic

MIC: Stepping-stone to Quantum Computing?

I was reading Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists by Noson S. Yanofsky and Mirco A. Mannucci while I was on the treadmill last night. I started out reading the description of Shor’s algorithm (for factoring integers) and thought that implementing this on a classical computer (in parallel, of course) would make an interesting problem for the Intel [...] Read more >

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 >

quick chat about MIC architecture with Mike Dewar, NAG

I ran into Mike Dewar at SC11 today as the exhibition draws to a close.  Mike is the CTO of NAG Ltd. – a company we’ve had the good fortune to work with for years. NAG is one of a handful of companies that have been providing feedback on our Knights Ferry (prototype MIC architecture). [...] 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 >