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Xeon Phi native Distribution

P__Robert
Beginner
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Hello,

Are there any plans to include native support for Xeon Phi KNC?

Ideally, I am looking for a revamped RPM set with python/numpy/matplotlib that can be easily installed on the KNC.

 

Thanks,

Rob

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Robert_C_Intel
Employee
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We support KNL, but appear to be missing a library for KNC. I'll look into getting a hotfix/workaround.

ephraim_l_
Beginner
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Any update on when this might be fixed or what library we can add in to fix it?

Robert_C_Intel
Employee
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Here is a workaround for the beta.

To use KNC from linux download and unpack this file:

https://my.syncplicity.com/share/i0ahomjz2cmxzaf/mic_lib

password: libs4knc

Then set these environment variables:

MIC_LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<directory for unpacked files>
MKL_MIC_ENABLE=1
# Optional. Fail if offload is not possible
MKL_MIC_DISABLE_HOST_FALLBACK=1 
ephraim_l_
Beginner
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Works perfectly. Thanks so much.

Robert_C_Intel
Employee
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We released a new version of Intel Python today. You no longer need the workaround from this note. Follow the directions here: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/using-intel-python-with-coprocessor-cards

Here is the new version of python: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-distribution-for-python

Ignore the text about free trial/buy while we fix up the new web page. Intel Python is no charge.

P__Robert
Beginner
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Fantastic, Thanks!

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