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High-Performance Computing on the Intel® Xeon Phi™

How to Fully Exploit MIC Architectures

  • Endong Wang
  • Qing Zhang
  • Bo Shen
  • Guangyong Zhang
  • Xiaowei Lu
  • Qing Wu
  • Yajuan Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fundamental Concepts of MIC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 3-11
    3. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 13-56
    4. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 57-59
    5. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 61-72
    6. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 73-121
    7. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 123-165
    8. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 167-188
  3. Performance Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 191-229
    3. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 231-255
  4. Project Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 259-275
    3. Endong Wang, Qing Zhang, Bo Shen, Guangyong Zhang, Xiaowei Lu, Qing Wu et al.
      Pages 277-321
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 323-338

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to explain to high-performance computing (HPC) developers how to utilize the Intel® Xeon Phi™ series products efficiently. To that end, it introduces some computing grammar, programming technology and optimization methods for using many-integrated-core (MIC) platforms, and also offers tips and tricks for actual use, based on the authors’ first-hand optimization experience.

The material is organized in three sections. The first section, “Basics of MIC”, introduces the fundamentals of MIC architecture and programming, including the specific Intel MIC programming environment. Next, the section on “Performance Optimization” explains general MIC optimization techniques, which are then illustrated step-by-step using the classical parallel programming example of matrix multiplication. Finally, “Project development” presents a set of practical and experience-driven methods for using parallel computing in application projects, including how to determine if a serial or parallel CPU program is suitable for MIC and how to transplant a program onto MIC.

This book appeals to two main audiences: First, software developers for HPC applications – it will enable them to fully exploit the MIC architecture and thus achieve the extreme performance usually  required in biological genetics, medical imaging, aerospace, meteorology, and other areas of HPC. Second, students and researchers engaged in parallel and high-performance computing – it will guide them on how to push the limits of system performance for HPC applications.

Keywords

Intel Xeon Phi MIC processor architecture computational engineering computational science high-performance computing parallel computing parallel programming physical engineering physical sciences

Authors and affiliations

  • Endong Wang
    • 1
  • Qing Zhang
    • 2
  • Bo Shen
    • 3
  • Guangyong Zhang
    • 4
  • Xiaowei Lu
    • 5
  • Qing Wu
    • 6
  • Yajuan Wang
    • 7
  1. 1.InspurBeijingChina
  2. 2.InspurBeijingChina
  3. 3.InspurBeijingChina
  4. 4.InspurBeijingChina
  5. 5.InspurBeijingChina
  6. 6.InspurBeijingChina
  7. 7.InspurBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06486-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06485-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06486-4
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