[erlang-questions] Future CPUs, NUMA & Erlang

Eric des Courtis eric.des.courtis@REDACTED
Wed Jan 11 22:22:31 CET 2017


I already looked into this. The KNL generation are not co-processors like
the older generation Xeon Phi which had some ISA compatibility issues.
Theses chips are 100% compatible with ordinary Xeons.


On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Vans S <vans_163@REDACTED> wrote:

> First result of googling "phi erlang"
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32703379/running-erlang-on-xeon-phi
> Perhaps learning google foo should be prioritized before you jump head
> first into the future.
> On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:41 PM, Eric des Courtis <
> eric.des.courtis@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I am considering fast forwarding into the future and getting a new
> workstation with a Knights Landing chip (a Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor 7210F
> or similar CPU) from the Intel Developer Access Program for Erlang
> application development. This chip has 16GB on package with a data rate of
> over 400GB/s (100GB/s external memory) and has 64 cores (256 threads). As
> you can imagine this uses a NUMA architecture but it fully backwards
> compatible with a regular Xeon.
> So here is my question how ready is the Erlang VM for this type of NUMA
> system? What work has been done with NUMA systems and Erlang and does it
> apply here? Am I right to jump in now or should I wait?
> Cheers.
> Eric
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