Intel Knights Landing Processor Packs In 72 Silvermont Cores


Intel has just released details on their upcoming Knights Landing Xeon Phi super-computing chip – the follow up to Knights Corner.

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The new GPU will reportedly pack in an insane 72 processing cores that unlike its predecessor are based on the Silvermont core and implement a new AVX-512(AVX 3.1 instructions). The new processor will also be a standalone CPU, with an integrated six-channel DDR4-2400 memory controller with 8GB or 16GB of on-package 3D stacked RAM that will provide up to 500GB/sec of memory bandwidth. In total, Knights Landing can accommodate an impressive 384GB of memory.

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Knights Landing will hit the market in 2015 and will be built on Intel’s 14nm process. The new processor is also expected to offer up to 3 teraflops double precision performance, per socket and it will consume up to 200W of power. Additionally, there is expected to be a special version dubbed; Knights Landing-F available as well, that uses a 100Gbps Cray HPC interconnect over the 32 PCIe 3.0 lanes allowing for QSFP optical link connections.