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Intel Xeon Processors E5 Achieve Fastest Adoption, Announcing Xeon Phi Co-Processors

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The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family reached a new supercomputing milestone as the fastest adopted new processing technology to power 44 systems, including 3 Petascale-class supercomputers on the 39th edition of the Top500 list announced today.

The "SuperMUC" supercomputer at LRZ in Germany, which ranked fourth on the list, delivers 2.9 PetaFLOPs of performance, making it the most powerful in Europe, as well as the largest installation based on the new Intel Xeon processors E5 family.

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But will it play Crysis FOLD?! Get one over the Pande Lab now!

 
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I'm confused. The stand alone picture has no fan and the one where that guy is holding it has one...
 
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I'm confused. The stand alone picture has no fan and the one where that guy is holding it has one...
It could be 2 different versions, a fan is reasonable for normal chassis but pointless when you have many of them or having them in a 2U chassis.



I'm really interested of performance/power ratio of it.
 
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It could be 2 different versions, a fan is reasonable for normal chassis but pointless when you have many of them or having them in a 2U chassis.



I'm really interested of performance/power ratio of it.
Should be reasonable for the market Intel is targeting.
 
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It is technically Larrabee, but refined http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_MIC

From Wikipedia's Larrabee entry "The project to produce a GPU retail product directly from the Larrabee research project was terminated in May 2010.[6] The Intel MIC multiprocessor architecture announced in 2010 inherited many design elements from the Larrabee project, but does not function as a graphics processing unit; the product is intended as a co-processor for high performance computing. The prototype card is named Knights Ferry, a production card built at a 22nm process named Knights Corner is planned for production in 2012 or later."
 
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We badly need a review of this asap (please).
No we don't.
An HPC coprocessor is far outside of the bounds of normality and financial feasibility for nearly all the users of this forum.
Do you have enough money to waste on something that most likely costs much more than a typical Tesla card?
 
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Easy to say i want, but wouldn't know what to do with it, all that power... No One Man Should Have All That Power.
 
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Cool logo but AMD could come out with a similar but faster product with GCN
 
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Cool logo but AMD could come out with a similar but faster product with GCN
The key word in that statement being "could". If/when it actually happens, it will be news.
 

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Is that you, Larabee?
Pretty sure it is but not capable of performing as a GPU.

Do you have enough money to waste on something that most likely costs much more than a typical Tesla card?
The cost is likely to be similar. It is competing with Tesla for HPC market control.

I want to know how many x86 cores it has and at what clockspeed.
 
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Pretty sure it is but not capable of performing as a GPU.
It's close enough for me :) Carmack and Sweeny have been playing around with ray-tracing recently with good results, and Daniel Pohl has been researching ray-tracing in games since 2004. Only a matter of time til someone starts working on a complete engine.


The folding performance will be incredible.
Yeah, hope to see a FAH for PHI implementation at some point! Even if they're at Telsa prices initially, there's already a market given how many people throw down $3500 for a 4-way Opteron Folding setup.
 
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No we don't.
An HPC coprocessor is far outside of the bounds of normality and financial feasibility for nearly all the users of this forum.
Do you have enough money to waste on something that most likely costs much more than a typical Tesla card?
I'm Enthusiast, and I had an impression techpowerup is somehow related to that. That's a brand new high-end hardware right there, and if you are not interested how that thing can perform, that doesn't mean that others can't have a different view.
 
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I'm Enthusiast, and I had an impression techpowerup is somehow related to that. That's a brand new high-end hardware right there, and if you are not interested how that thing can perform, that doesn't mean that others can't have a different view.
True, but if you want a review of this product, just go find a HPC related tech site, I'm sure that reviews or benchmarks can be found when the product is released. :D
 

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someone call up mydog, tell him to buy one and tell him to fold and watch his ppd, thats a benchmark ill wait for.
 
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True, but if you want a review of this product, just go find a HPC related tech site, I'm sure that reviews or benchmarks can be found when the product is released. :D
I obviously did not expect TPU to review it, I was just really curious about the numbers and the possibilities:)
 
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