HPC Computing and the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family, Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor: Solution Brief
Researchers, scientists, and engineers around the world are using high performance computing (HPC) clusters to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation—and they need ever-higher performance to solve today’s increasingly complex challenges. From desk-side clusters to the world’s largest supercomputers, Intel® products and technologies for HPC provide powerful and flexible options for optimizing performance across the full range of HPC workloads.
• The Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family provides a leap forward for every discipline that depends on HPC, with industry-leading performance and improved performance per watt. It increases floating operations per second (FLOPS) by 2X1 versus prior-generation processors, and boosts real-world performance by up to 70 percent
• The Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor lets you add up to a teraflop of additional performance for highly parallel applications. It is completely compatible with software written for the Intel Xeon processor E5 family, so you can boost performance for existing highly-parallel applications and code segments without rewriting software or mastering complex new development tools.