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Lost Wallet and Xeon Phi Optimization

Zerohedge, Mapping The (Dis)Honesty Of The World, here. Reader’s DIgest has the scoop.

Reader’s Digest wanted to know how honest world cities are, so it “lost” 192 wallets in 16 cities – that’s 12 wallets in each city – to see how many would be returned. Each wallet contained $50 equivalent of local currency, as well as a name, phone number, family photo, coupons, and business cards. The results, as IBTimes’ Lisa Mahapatra illustrates are perhaps surprising. The US ranked well (with 8/12 wallets returned) but the troubled regions of Europe (Spain and Portugal) came a dismal last with only 2 and 1 wallets returned respectively.

Nicole Hemsoth, HPC Wire, Porting to Xeon Phi Roadblocks and Results, here.

Rosales-Fernandez points to the relative ease of getting scientific code to run on Xeon Phi because there of the lack of language and architectural difference, but he does describe in detail about the challenges involved with getting optimized code working at the desired levels.

 

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