A Co-processor No More, Intel’s Xeon Phi Will Be Its Own CPU As Well

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An anonymous reader writes “The Xeon Phi co-processor requires a Xeon CPU to operate… for now. The next generation of Xeon Phi, codenamed Knights Landing and due in 2015, will be its own CPU and accelerator. This will free up a lot of space in the server but more important, it eliminates the buses between CPU memory and co-processor memory, which will translate to much faster performance even before we get to chip improvements. ITworld has a look.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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A Co-processor No More, Intel’s Xeon Phi Will Be Its Own CPU As Well

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