In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman look at IBM’s plans for high performance computing now that the company has exited the x86 server business. It was also a milestone week for AMD, who rolled out their first ARM chip.
“Now in Beta, COSMIC is NEC’s system software that enables seamless Xeon Phi coprocessor sharing. It is completely transparent to applications and all other system software components. COSMIC is useful in organizations where several users share one or more Xeon Phi-based servers, and it can thus reduce capital cost by efficiently utilizing fewer servers.”