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Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Architecture and Tools: The Guide for Application Developers by Rezaur Rahman

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CHAPTER 7

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Xeon Phi System Software

Intel Xeon Phi needs support from system software components to operate properly and interoperate with other hardware components in a system. The system software component of the Intel Xeon Phi system, known as the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) Platform Software Stack (MPSS), provides this functionality. Unlike other device drivers implemented to support PCIe-based hardware, such as graphics cards, Intel Xeon Phi was designed to support the execution of technical computing applications in the familiar HPC environment through the MPI environment, as well as other offload programming usage models. Because the ...

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