Intel teases next-gen Xeon Phi chips, uses Hybrid Memory Cube tech

Intel begins talking about its next-gen Xeon Phi chip, codenamed Knights Landing, which will use Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube technology.

Published Tue, Jun 24 2014 3:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

After watching season three of Game of Thrones, Intel's Knights Landing just reads and sounds like Kings Landing... but, onto the news. Intel has just announced its next-gen Xeon Phi chips, codenamed Knights Landing, at the International Supercomputing Conference being held in Leipzig, Germany.

Intel teases next-gen Xeon Phi chips, uses Hybrid Memory Cube tech |

The new processors will be capable of delivering close to three times the peak performance power of its predecessor, Knights Corner. The new Xeon Phi CPUs will use a new high-speed fabric technology - Intel's own Omni Scale fabric - that should help with performance, scalability, reliability, power and density requirements to speed up the rate of scientific discovery.

Intel's new Knights Landing processors will use 16GB of stacked memory, something that will be based on Micron's incredibly fast Hybrid Memory Cube technology. This technology is capable of 15x the bandwidth provided by DDR3, and 5x the bandwidth of DDR4, all while being 5x more power efficient, and only requiring 1/3 of the space.

Intel will make the new Xeon Phi processors available for commercial system use in the second half of next year, something that will arrive in both a standalone CPU mounted in a motherboard, and a PCI-e card option. The first Knights Landing-powered supercomputer will be built by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center in Berkeley, California. The machine will be called Cori, and will feature 9,300 Knights Landing processors, and will be based on Cray's interconnect.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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