CHAPTER 2

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Programming Xeon Phi

Viewing the Intel Xeon Phi as a black box, you can infer its architecture from its responses to the impulses you provide it: namely, the software instructions you execute on the coprocessor. The objective of this book is to introduce you to Intel Xeon Phi architecture in as much as it affects software performance through programming. I believe one of the best ways to understand and learn about a new architecture is to observe its behavior with respect to how it performs in relation to the requests made of it.

This chapter looks at the tools and development environment that are available to developers as they explore ...

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