The latest version of Moab was designed to recognize and work with the new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, based on the Intel Many Integrated Cores (MIC) technology. This ability to automatically detect Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors– and determine their location and availability – improves processor utilization to more intelligently schedule jobs and removes the need for extensive reprogramming to integrate Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors into existing systems. It also allows for policy-based scheduling, optimizing the choice of accelerators and coprocessors. As Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors are introduced into existing systems, this keeps costs and management efforts at a minimum, while maximizing utilization to ensure the most efficient job processing – by utilizing metrics including the number of cores and hardware threads, physical and memory available (total and free), max frequency, architect and load.
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