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.


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.


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.