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Intel's new Xeon Phi co-processor has 16GB of RAM, 5x faster than DDR4

Intel's second-generation Xeon Phi co-processor is a beast, launches in Q1 2016

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 17, 2015 03:39 am CST - 0 mins, 48 secs reading time

Intel has provided more details on its second-generation Xeon Phi co-processor at the annual SC conference, with the new Knights Landing beast nearly ready to be shipped.

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The company has said they've already sent out various pre-production systems to clients through its early ship program, with Cray enjoying the new Xeon Phi co-processor, with it handling multiple customer applications in preparation for supercomputer deployments at Los Alamos and NERSC. Intel has said that the new Knights Landing chip has various innovative features that provide unmatched performance.

For example, Xeon Phi co-processor powered systems will be capable of delivering single-precision performance that is over 8TFlops with double-precision performance sitting at around 3TFlops. Inside, the Xeon Phi co-processor features 16GB of stacked memory that Intel says has 5x the bandwidth of DDR5, and is also 5x more power efficient and 3x denser than GDDR5 that is used on today's video cards.

Intel will be launching the new Xeon Phi co-processors in Q1 2016.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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