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Intel® Xeon Phi™ Product Family

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.

Life science applications

Life sciences is one of the largest commercial market segments for high-performance computing. Life sciences includes many disciplines, such as chemistry, bio-chemistry, molecular modeling, protein folding, genomics, and statistical analysis to name a few. Quick simulation and analysis leads to breakthroughs in all areas of the life sciences. BWA maps human genomes. Gromacs simulates particle molecular dynamics. LAMMPS is a versatile large scale atomic simulation package. MPI-HMMER is an open source MPI implementation of the HMMER protein sequence analysis suite. NAMD is a parallel molecular dynamics code for large bio molecular systems.

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Configuration Details:

BLASTp & BLASTn : (v.30) (Heterogeneous)

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

Two-socket Intel® Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600 MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 3.3.1, Intel® Compiler 15.0.0

 

  BLASTp

BLASTn

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score:

56.0 sec

52.5 sec (lower is better)

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor score:

48.5 sec 

41.8 sec (lower is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2110

 

Soft Sphere Simulation (Pre Beta version) (3D Molecular Dynamic application of CAS IPC (Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences): Workload 90*90*90 (NDA Result) (Native)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.2

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-19, Intel Composer XE sp1.1.106, Intel MPI 4.1.0.030
Two-socket Intel® Xeon® processor score: 14.6 seconds (lower is better)
Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor score: 8.75 seconds (lower is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2103

 

BWA:  (Burrow-Wheeler Aligner Release bwa-0.5.10)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-16 (Flash: 2.1.03.0386; coprocessor OS: 2.6.38.8-gefd324e)

Intel Composed XE 13.1.3 163.0, Intel MPI 4.1.1.030

Two-socket Intel® Xeon® processor score Xeon Score: 178.73 seconds (lower is better)

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor score: 119.17 seconds (lower is better)

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + two Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor score: 87.83 seconds (lower is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2093

 

NAMD : ( STMV single node, 23ppn, 2.10 Pre-Release)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.2

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-21 (Flash: 2.1.03.0386; coprocessor OS: 2.6.38.8-gefd324e)

Intel Compiler 13.1.3 20130607

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score Xeon Score: 0.158 ns/day (higher is better)
Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + two Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 0.513 ns/day (higher is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2100A

 

AMBER 14: ( Cellulose NPT, 408K Atoms) (Sept 2014)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.5

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-19 (Flash: 2.1.03.0386)

Intel Compiler 14.0 U1 , Intel MPI 4.1.1.036

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score Xeon Score: 1.55 ns/day (higher is better)

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score:  1.98 ns/day (higher is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2108A

 

MPIHammer:

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2670 (8Core, 20M cache, 2.6GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 115W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory @ 1600MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-13 (Flash: 2.1.02.0386; coprocessor OS: 2.6.38.8-g5f2543d)

Intel Composed XE 2013.3.163

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score Xeon Score: 89 seconds

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 57 Seconds

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2051

 

Bowtie 2 (John Hopkins – version 2.2.3)  (workload = TGen)  (Jan 2015) (Heterogeneous)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (2 x 12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 135W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on)  64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 3.4.1, Intel Compiler 15.0.09

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score Xeon Score: 1721.78 Seconds (run time) lower is better

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 1253.78 Seconds (run time) lower is better

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2118

 

LAMMPS (Rhodopsin Benchmark, 512K atoms, August 2014 Main LAMMPS repository) (Sept 2014)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (2 x 12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 135W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on)  64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.5

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-13, Flash 2.1.03.0386

Intel Compiler 14.0.1; Intel MPI5.0.028

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score: 16.94 Seconds (simulation time) lower is better

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 11.40 seconds (lower is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2104B

 

Quantum Espresso (QE) DEISA Benchmark – AUSRUF112 (version 5.0.3 - July 2014)

(http://qe-forge.org/gf/download/frsrelease/45/78/AUSURF112.tgz)

 http://www.quantum-espresso.org

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (2 x 12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 135W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-16 (Flash:  2.1.02.0386)

Intel Compiler 14.0.1; Intel MPI 4.1.1.036

 

1 Node

16 Nodes

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score Xeon Score:

26.84 seconds

4.33 seconds

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score:

19.10 seconds

2.63 seconds

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2092

 

NWCHEM CCSD(T) (www.nwchem-sw.org / https://svn.pnl.gov/svn/nwchem/trunk ) - Computational chemistry software package (Quantum chemistry  and Molecular dynamics), (code 6.5 in development) July 2014.

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (2 x 12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 135W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-16 /Flash Version: 2.1.03.0386

Intel Compiler 14.0.0 U1; Intel MPI 4.1.1.036

Fabrics: FDR Mellanox

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score: 747.0 sec (lower is better)

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + two Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors score: 552.6 sec (lower is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2105

 

GROMACS (Version 5.0-rc1workload 512K H20 with RF method)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on) 64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.4

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 2.1.6720-13 (Flash: 2.1.03.0386; coprocessor OS: 2.6.38.8-gefd324e)

Intel Composed XE 13.3.163.0, Intel MPI 4.1.1.030

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score:  2.312 ns/day

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score:  3.605 ns/day seconds

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2101

 

Open LB (Lattice Boltzmann Method) (Release olb-0.8r0)

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

Two-socket Intel Software Development Platform: two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697v2 (12Core, 30M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI, 130W TDP, Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on)  64GB Memory at 1600MHz, RHEL 6.2

Coprocessor Details:

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

Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):

MPSS 3.3 (Flash: 2.1.02.0390; coprocessor OS: 2.6.38.8)

Intel Composed XE 15.0.0.90, Intel MPI 5.0.1.035

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor score: 0.27 seconds (time/step, lower is better)

Two-socket Intel Xeon processor + Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor score: 0.179 seconds (time/step, lower is better)

Source: Intel Internal Testing TR 2113

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Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel® microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel® microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product user and reference guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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