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Intel® Xeon Phi™ Product Family

Highly parallel processing to power your breakthrough innovations

Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor

Power your breakthrough innovations with the highly parallel processing of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor. We have packed over a teraFLOPS of double-precision peak performance into every chip.

Energy Application Performance

Companies in the business of delivering energy solutions use a tremendous amount of compute power to simulate and predict the location of energy resources. Careful analysis through simulation is critical to ensure positive results. Oil and gas companies are among those who use many specific seismic imaging software packages to predict the location of energy resources, including 3D-Finite Dimensional and 3D-Reverse Time Migration (RTM) simulations. 

Intel Measured as of May 2014

Configuration Details

Seismic Imaging ISO-3DFD (Version 1.1 with Dev09 FD Kernel) (16th Order 3D Space and 2nd Order Time)

Platform hosting the coprocessor and platform for two-socket Intel® Xeon® processor baseline:

Two-socket Intel® Software Development Platform: 2x Intel Xeon processor E5-2697 v2 (12 core, 30M cache, 2.7 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI), 130W thermal design power (TDP), Intel® Turbo Boost Technology on) 64 GB memory at 866 MHz, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)* 6.4

Coprocessor details:

Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor 7120A: 61 cores, 1.238 GHz, 16 memory channels, 16 GB memory at 5.5 GT/s, 300W TDP C-step (Intel Turbo Boost Technology off, error-correcting code (ECC) off)

NVIDIA K40c* GPU: 2880 SP cores, 960 DP cores, 745 MHz (nominal) 875 MHz boost, 12 memory channels, 12 GB memory at 6.0 GT/s, ECC off, 235W TDP

CUDA* 5.5, GCC* 4.4.7 (boost frequency was not enabled for result)

Software stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

Intel® Manycore Platform Software Stack (Intel® MPSS) 2.1.6720-19 (Flash: 2.1.03.0386; coprocessor OS: 2.6.38.8-gefd324e)

Intel® C++ Compiler 14.0.2/144, Intel® MPI Library 4.1.1.036

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score: 3951.7 Mpoints/s

NVIDIA K40c score: 5108.705 Mpoints/s

Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 9297.52 Mpoints/s

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR2089A

 

Seismic Imaging 3DFD TTI 3-Proxy (Code Version 2)

Platform hosting the coprocessor and platform for two-socket Intel® Xeon® processor baseline:

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: 2x Intel Xeon processor E5-2697 v2 (12 core, 30M cache, 2.7 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on) 64 GB memory at 866 MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor details:

Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor 7120A: 61 cores, 1.238 GHz, 16 memory channels, 16 GB memory at 5.5 GT/s, 300W TDP C-step (Intel Turbo Boost Technology off, ECC off)

Software stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

Intel MPSS 2.1.6720-19 (Flash: 2.1.03.0386; coprocessor OS:  2.6.38.8-gefd324e)

Intel® Composer XE 14.0.0 (build 20130728)

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score: 776 Mcells/s

Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 955 Mcells/s

Source:  Intel Internal Testing TR2090

 

Petrobras  ISO-3D RTM (Code Version 1.0 dev08)

Platform hosting the coprocessor and platform for two-socket Intel® Xeon® processor baseline:

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: 2x Intel Xeon processor E5-2697 v2 (12 core, 30M cache, 2.7 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on) 64GB memory at 1866 MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor details:

Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor 7120A: 61 cores, 1.238 GHz, 16 memory channels, 16 GB memory at 5.5 GT/s, 300W TDP C-step (Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, ECC on)

Software stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

Intel MPSS 2.1.6720-19 (Flash: 2.1.03.0386; coprocessor OS:  2.6.38.8-gefd324e)

Intel® Composer XE 14.0.0 (build 20130728), Intel MPI Library 4.1.1.036

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score: 4.3 Gsamples/s

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + one Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 9.4 Gsamples/s

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + two Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors score: 14.6 Gsamples/s

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + three Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors score: 19.7 Gsamples/s

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + four Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors score: 23.7 Gsamples/s

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR2091

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