Intel’s Xeon Phi chips are typically reserved for supercomputing. Well Intel is looking to change the game by bringing their upcoming 72-core Xeon Phi chip code-named Knights Landing to the desktop workstation market. There will be a limited number of workstations shipping in the first half of next year from Intel, who will also control the initial distribution.
Looks like AMD has got it big and it’s really catching up with all the newest versions of graphic cards and the amazing releases. It is rolling out one more into the market namely the FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition graphics card which has exclusively been designed for supporting the HPC workloads for single precision as double precision performance.
The Xeon Phi Coprocessor family unit took a step into the limelight after the launch of the Tianhe-2 Supercomputer, which attached Intel’s Xeon Processors with the Xeon Phi Coprocessors to exceptional success. Unnecessary to say the landscape of supercomputing might be in for a change.