Using Intel Math Kernel Library and Intel Xeon Phis with BOINC

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Andrew Ekstrom

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Message 63269 - Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 19:11:57 UTC

I have a home computer than has a pair of Xeon Phi coprocessors. These coprocessors work in a similar fashion to a GPU but, are easier to program for. My Phis have a total of 456 processing threads that can be used separately or in parallel by BOINC. If someone uses Intel's Math Kernel Library, there is an automatic offload option for these Phi's, which means there is no required extra programming at all. I'm wondering if it is possible to use the MKL with BOINC. If so, I'd be able to run through large data simulations in little to no time at all.
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Message 63272 - Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 20:39:19 UTC - in response to Message 63269.  

The problem is getting a project that is willing to support it. My last efforts in finding one resulted in:
1. Tried them and they weren't efficient enough
2. Not enough people with them to bother
3. Don't have the resources to bother even if we wanted too....
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