Xeon Phi x200 and AVX512 support


I heard that Xeon Phi x200 (KNL) processor can run x86 programs.

I want to know if PGI-compiled x86 programs also can run on Xeon Phi x200 without any compatibility issues.

Also, does PGI have any specific plan to support AVX 512?


OpenACC programs today will run on KNL cpus, because they
can be treated like Haswell cpus. But what you want is AVX 512
support to get at the performance potential of the new KNL cpu.

We are working on that. We do not wish to release until we see
good testing and results, so it will be later this year when the
KNL support comes out.