Intel reveals details of 32-cores Knights Ferry MIC
The colleagues over at X-bit Labs report Intel has unveiled specifications of Knights Ferry, a many Intel cores (MIC) accelerator for servers.
The Knights Ferry has 32 x86 cores clocked at 1.2GHz and featuring quad-HyperThreading. The unit, aimed at PCI Express 2.0 slots, has up to 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The chip itself has 8MB of shared L2 cache, which is quite intriguing by itself since highly-parallel applications do not require a large on-chip cache. Intel did not unveil raw computing performance of the Knights Ferry in GigaFLOPS or TeraFLOPS.
Given the fact that Knights Ferry is not a commercial product, but a development platform, it is unclear whether it has similar peculiarities as the Knights Corner chip, which is designed to be sold to interested parties.
You can check out this PDF with more details at Intel.
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