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Submitted: Oct 18 2013 / 16:47

The Xeon Phi has been generally available for over 6 months now and most people that keep up with developments in high performance computing have heard about it. However, I've talked with many people that have heard about the Xeon Phi but have little understanding of its characteristics other than it's a many core co-processor that is being used in some of the worlds fastest computer systems. What follows are the top 5 misconceptions I've been hearing from people about the Phi.
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john.hubbart replied ago:

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Interesting. It's a large collection of x86 like CPUs with an external programming model not unlike you'd use for GPUs. Wonder if any killer app comes out for this...

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