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Intel Xeon Phi Processor High Performance Programming, 2nd Edition by Avinash Sodani, James Reinders, James Jeffers

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Abstract

Introduces Many-core Programming. Explains why many-core is important, how to measure readiness for many-core, and the importance of tuning for performance for multi- and many-core. Parallel programming models play a key role. The dual-tuning advantage of many-core (with multi-core) is introduced, which is validated in Section III of the book.

Keywords

MIC architecture; Xeon Phi; Many-core programming; Vectorization; Double advantage of transforming-and-tuning; Knights corner; Knights Landing; Hyper-threading; Multithreading; Transforming-and-tuning; GPU

What is new with Knights Landing in this chapter?

Knights Landing is a processor, with a coprocessor option, and uses hyper-threading. Knights Landing also ...

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