Chip Shot: 10 Petaflops Supercomputer “Stampede” Powered by Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors Officially Dedicated Today

Today at Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, the supercomputer “Stampede” – currently the largest Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors’ based system was officially dedicated. “Stampede” delivers 10 Petaflops of performance and is powered by combination of 12.800 Intel Xeon processors E5 product family and 6.880 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. “Stampede” already allows researchers to increase the accuracy of MRI scans, more effectively predict earthquakes, and help to advance in many other sciences as well. Intel’s John Hengeveld shares his thoughts in a blog on why this is an important milestone for the science and why HPC is the best example of a technology directly affecting lives of every humans on Earth. More information about Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors can be found here.