November 14, 2017 Nicole Hemsoth
There has been a lot of talk this week about what architectural direction Intel will be taking for its forthcoming exascale efforts. As we learned when the Aurora system (expected to be the first U.S. exascale system) at Argonne National Lab shifted from the planned Knights Hill course, Intel was seeking a replacement architecture—one that we understand will not be part of the Knights family at all but something entirely different.
Just how different that will be is up for debate. Some have posited that the exascale architecture will feature fully integrated hardware acceleration (no offload model needed for …Read more