Friday, November 16, 2012

Intel

For parallel MIP the GPU based solutions such as http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla-supercomputing-solutions.html are not very useful (although for some specialized applications GPU based optimization algorithms have been developed). Now Intel has an alternative:

http://www.drdobbs.com/parallel/intels-50-core-xeon-phi-the-new-era-of-i/240105810
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-phi-detail.html

The 60 cores sound attractive, but the limited amount of memory (8GB) may be a problem for big MIPs.