Intel announces new models of Xeon Phi coprocessor
On Monday, Intel released new versions of its Xeon Phi coprocessor, including the 3120A, 3120P and 7120P versions.
Of particular interest is the 3120A, which is the first active (fan-cooled) version of the Xeon Phi. Since specific airflow routing isn't required for this card (as it was for the passively cooled 5110P), it can be installed in form factors that previously couldn't support the Phi, such as workstations and large rack-mounted servers. We are excited to begin offering machines built around this card.
The 3120P is identical to the 3120A but does not include a fan. What differentiates both of these cards from the older 5110P is that they have less memory, fewer cores and a lower price point. The new 7120P is also passively cooled, but this top-of-the-line card offers more cores and memory with an integrated thermal solution (heat spreader).
Here's a quick look at the Phis available on the market now:
--5110P: This previously released 16-channel card includes 60x 1.053GHz cores and 8GB RAM.
--3120A and 3120P: These best-value 12-channel cards are an excellent introduction to the Phi family with 57x 1.1GHz cores and 6GB RAM.
--7120P: This premium offering, intended for large deployments, offers 16 channels, 61x 1.25GHz cores, 16GB RAM and an integrated thermal solution.
If you're interested in these new coprocessors, please contact us at
so that we can discuss which card is right for you. More information about the Phi models and the Advanced Clustering systems that include them can be found at www.advancedclustering.com/products/xeon-phi.html.