Chip Shot: Momentum Continues for Intel Many Integrated Core Architecture

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin today became the first National Science Foundation TeraGrid institution to work with Intel to support the national open science community in building applications that take full advantage of the Intel many integrated core (MIC) architecture. TACC now joins more than 100 other Intel partners porting software to the Intel MIC processor-based software development platform. Intel’s forthcoming MIC processors are designed to achieve tremendous performance for applications that possess a high degree of data parallelism, including molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry, as well as such emerging data-intensive applications as seismic imaging, sensor network analysis and real-time analytics. For more information on Intel and TACC’s collaboration, check out The Server Room blog post.