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Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:02 am
by Dade
This news has been posted by A-man on LuxRender forum: http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/20 ... -card.aspx

If a comparable price will be used for the final version, I will buy one the day it is available.

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:40 pm
by sirpalee
400? April 1st is still far away.

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:09 pm
by hobold
It is not uncommon for big companies to "subsidize" the occasional prestigious project. While I am pretty sure that Intel would still make profit at $400, I strongly suspect they will want to milk their early adopters for much more.

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:25 am
by Dade
According this article (http://techreport.com/news/23884/intel- ... h-xeon-phi), Xeon Phi should be released for customers from January 28, 2013.

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:54 am
by hobold
And c't magazine reports a price of 2649 US$.

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ ... 47942.html

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:49 pm
by Dade
hobold wrote:And c't magazine reports a price of 2649 US$.

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ ... 47942.html
Same information confirmed here: http://www.techpowerup.com/175411/Intel ... ssors.html

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:26 pm
by toxie
I wonder how easy it will be to get complex programs running on this "efficiently". How is the supposed way currently? What does Intel recommend for programming these boards?

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:54 pm
by ingenious
toxie wrote:I wonder how easy it will be to get complex programs running on this "efficiently". How is the supposed way currently? What does Intel recommend for programming these boards?
_mm512_mul_ps() FTW! :mrgreen:

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:59 pm
by toxie
I don't know if i would want to redo a several 10000 line of code project via intrinsics (even if hidden within C++ wizardry).. ;)

Re: Intel Xeon Phi Preferred Pricing - Only $400 per Card ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:36 pm
by mpeterson
toxie wrote:I don't know if i would want to redo a several 10000 line of code project via intrinsics (even if hidden within C++ wizardry).. ;)
i am working with that crap since two years now. no complex algo can fill the __m512 registers over time. so you have to go
with one of the > 200 threads and trust the compiler (great inorder stuff :-) ). you can expect the same disaster as we have
already today with gpus.