[Beowulf] Xeon Phi

Olli-Pekka Lehto Olli-Pekka.Lehto at csc.fi
Tue Sep 18 23:44:59 PDT 2012


I've understood that while Phi is the product line, MIC will still remain the generic name for the architecture family (similar to x86).

To add to the acronym-soup there is also a separate naming scheme for the binary architecture: If you look at newer binutils packages, the current (Knight's Corner) architecture is called 'K1OM' and previous generation (Knight's Ferry) 'L1OM'.

Olli-Pekka

From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Kidger
Sent: 18. syyskuuta 2012 10:44
To: Hearns, John
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Xeon Phi

John,

Remember that Knight's Corner is an instance (cf IvyBridge) whereas Phi is a product line (cf Xeon)
In the same way Kepler is an instance of Nvidia's Telsa line.

The technology was also known as MIC : pronounced 'Mick' or 'Mike' depending on who you spoke to.
That was confusing - so with PHI it is now unambiguous right? er no - I hear people say both 'Fee' and 'Fi'

Ho hum, (Fo fum),

Daniel
Bull Information Systems

On 6 September 2012 09:56, Hearns, John <john.hearns at mclaren.com<mailto:john.hearns at mclaren.com>> wrote:
I rather thought Knights corner was a good name.
Seems it has been renamed Xeon Phi. Oh well....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/05/intel_xeon_phi_coprocessor/



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