Today we took delivery of our new Xeon Phi machine. We have 4 Xeon Phis and 2 Xeon 12 core CPUs making 260 cores in this single PC chassis. Ben Mora will supervise 2 new PhD students working on Physics problems and techniques with this machine. Mark W. Jones will also have a new PhD student that will be able to exploit this machine for ray tracing. Generally the machine will be used throughout the group as a platform for parallel computation using the new Intel MIC architecture.
This equipment was funded by the Welsh Government through RIVIC.