Tom R. Halfhill provides an update on Intel’s MIC architecture in the latest edition of Processor Watch:
The development processor, code-named Aubrey Isle, has 32 CPU cores. When the first commercial MIC processor enters production, it will have at least 50 CPUs. Most customers will buy it as a math coprocessor on a PCI Express board, which is code-named Knights Corner. Intel still hasn’t announced a delivery date for Knights Corner but says the MIC processor will debut in the company’s new 22nm technology, which is scheduled to begin production later this year and ramp quickly in 2012.
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