Boston Limited's 2U BOS-QK1-12256-T server featuring the latest generation Intel Xeon Phi processor (codenamed Knights Landing) is designed with parallelism and vectorised workloads in mind. Intel's 2nd generation Intel Xeon Phi Product Family,
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Boston Limited's 2U BOS-QK1-12256-T server featuring the latest generation Intel® Xeon PhiTM processor (codenamed Knights Landing) is designed with parallelism and vectorised workloads in mind. Featuring up to 72 powerful and efficient cores with ultra-wide vector capabilities (Intel Advanced Vector Extensions or AVX-512), the Intel Xeon Phi processor raises the bar for highly parallel computing. With no dependency on the PCIe bus, the versatile processor is capable of handling a wide variety of workloads and configurations that are not supported by accelerators. Integration of 16GB of high-bandwidth memory delivers up to 490 GB/s of sustained memory bandwidth for memory-bound workloads, and available Intel Omni-Path Fabric further reduces solution cost, power and space utilization.
The Intel Xeon Phi processor is binary-compatible with Intel Xeon processors, which allows it to run any x86 workload to optimize asset utilization across the data center. Standardizing on Intel architecture means that a single programming model can be used for any code, helping increase efficiency through a shared developer base and code reuse. As HPC grows, the need for a flexible and reusable architecture increases.The Intel Xeon Phi processor is a general purpose CPU built on open standards, making any software investment portable to many similar architectures into the future.
As organizations undertake more complex and time-sensitive computational tasks, scalability becomes critical. The server-class Xeon Phi processor can scale rapidly like any Intel Xeon processor, across large distributed systems. This capability is important for running high-performance workloads in the date center, especially analytics and machine learning, where scaling efficiency is critical for rapid training of complex neural networks.
Finally, the following table presents all the available SKUs for the new Intel Xeon Phi processors.
Education and Research
ACPI 1.0 / 2.0
Plug and Play (PnP)
USB keyboard support
128MB SPI Flash with AMI UEFI
Power On/Off button
80 plus Titanium
Up to 72 cores
CPU Quantity (Installed)
3 x 3.5" Hot-swap SATA
Corrects single-bit errors
Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
2 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 Low-profile slot
1 x COM port
1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
1 x VGA
2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
2 x SATA DOM (Disk on Module) ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 rear)
3 x SATA 3.0 ports (6Gbps)
Aspeed AST2400 BMC
IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
HDD activity LED
Network activity LED
Power status LED
Universal Information (UID) LED
ECC DDR4 SDRAM
1 x Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)
Intel i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
Virtual Machine Device Queues High efficient I/O overhead
4 x Intel Omni-Path Host Fabric Interface Adapter 100 Series 1-port PCIe x16 Low Profile
2000W redundant power supply
SATA3 (6Gbps) with RAID 0, 1, 5
1 x Intel Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition for Linux - Named-User Academic (ESD)
4 x Samsung 256GB 850 PRO
4 x 8cm heavy duty PWM fans with optimal fan speed control
ASPEED AST2400 BMC
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