[petsc-users] Configuring PETSc for KNL

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Tue Apr 4 23:10:35 CDT 2017

Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

>    These results seem reasonable to me.
>    What makes you think that KNL should be doing better than it does in comparison to Haswell? 
>    The entire reason for the existence of KNL is that it is a way for
>    Intel to be able to "compete" with Nvidia GPUs for numerics and
>    data processing, for example in the financial industry. By
>    "compete" I mean convince gullible purchasing agents for large
>    companies to purchase Intel KNL systems instead of Nvidia GPU
>    systems. There is nothing in the hardware specifications of KNL
>    that would indicate that it should work better on this type of
>    problem than Haswell, in fact the specifications indicate that the
>    Haskell should perform better

Boom!  Time to rewrite PETSc in Haskell!
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