Introduction to KNL

Introduction to KNL Hardware

Introduction to KNL at TACC


This introductory training is designed for experienced programmers familiar with OpenMP who wish to familiarize themselves with Intel’s next generation manycore processor, the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Phi “Knights Landing.” We will discuss the evolution of manycore processing and provide an overview of the KNL hardware and its various memory modes. This session will include hands-on exercises on the KNL-upgraded Stampede system at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

Topics covered in this training:

  • Multicore & Manycore processing
  • An Introduction to the KNL Hardware
  • Understanding KNL’s Memory Modes


Todd Evans, Ph.D.

Todd Evans joined TACC in 2013 as member of the High Performance Computing group. Todd received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. He spent the following two years as a postdoc in high-energy physics at the University of Regensburg and then three years as a postdoc in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. Since joining TACC his research focus has been HPC systems and application performance monitoring and analysis.

Recording Date:
February 3, 2017

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