Intel Xeon Phi Supports OpenCL 1.2

Intel Xeon Phi Supports OpenCL 1.2

 

Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor, consisting of various smaller, lower-power Intel cores (as per Intel’s own description), will support OpenCL 1.2 programmability (click to read more). It is possible that it will provide unbeatable performance on algorithms that are parallel to a coarser level, provided that the OpenCL programmer can balance the workload correctly.

Correctly exploiting the parallelism of algorithms is still a challenge, as James Reinders, Intel summarizes: “Most applications in the world have not been structured to exploit parallelism. This leaves a wealth of capabilities untapped on nearly every computer system.”

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