Chip Shot: Intel Xeon Processors, Intel MIC Co-processors to Power 10 Petaflop Supercomputer

Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and University of Texas announced that they will deploy a 10 petaflop (or 10,000 trillion operations per second) supercomputer called “Stampede”.  Scheduled to power on in early 2013, 20 percent of the supercomputer’s performance will be delivered by future Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and 80 percent, which is equivalent to 8 petaflops, will be provided by Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture co-processors codenamed “Knights Corner”.

Read Intel director Joe Curley’s blog here and see why Intel is excited about the first announcement of a supercomputer that will include thousands of Intel MIC devices.