Using Xeon Phi Cards RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all, we want to use two Xeon Phi cards in one of our ComputeNodes of our cluster. Is there anybody who has the Xeon Phi running on HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 3 and can help me to setup it up, so my users can run there code on it.



    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:35 PM

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  • Hi Dommo,

      If the windows compute nodes (Or Linux compute nodes) can recognize the Phi cards, you shall be able to use it for your application. You may tell how your application is going to use it.

      And to better use it in HPC Pack scheduler, here are a few things you can do:

    1. If you want your task to use only one core of Xeon Phi, you may try oversubscribe the node to the Phi core number through "Set-HPCNode -subscribedCores ...", so that the scheduler will treat the correct number of cores of that node

    2. Disable core affinity (through the job scheduler configuration UI)

    3. Customize your perf counter (through Export-HPCMetric, Import-HPCMetric, to collect the Intel Phi CPU usage so that our heatmap can show the correct CPU usage of Xeon Phi

    Qiufang Shi

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:49 AM