this is indeed strange; you can no longer even access the MPSS 4.0 software stack download page (https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-manycore-platform-software-stack-for-intel-xeon-phi-coprocessor-x200) ; I now get an "Access restricted" message.
Can someone from Intel comment on this?
I'm also curious about this; an article on nextplatform.com just over a year ago, reporting from the ISC in Frankfurt, mentioned that
eventually Intel will deliver versions of the chip that slide into PCI-Express peripheral slots like the previous “Knights Corner” generation of Xeon Phi coprocessors do.
We received quotes for these cards from a potential supplier (above the list price on Intel's site at the time they sent the quote; seems Intel were price-testing), but the hardware seems to have evaporated (though the supplier's Director of Engineering said that he "believe
they are still available"; apparently they have to get them from Intel as a special order).
Any word on the subject from the Intel reps?
Information about coprocessors Xenon Phi of the previous generation "Knights Corner" (x100) on the website have survived. Disappeared without a trace only information about the coprocessors of the new generation (x200). And it was scraped not only from the Intel.com website, but from all its national mirrors. And only Google still remembers the past.
In cases where processors are removed from production, this fact should be indicated on the website, but do not destroy the previous information about the product. The same should happen in cases where the release of a previously announced product is canceled. About there, the event should be loudly announced, but can not hide. Otherwise, the company puts its customers in a very difficult situation.
Intel continually evaluates the markets for our products in order to provide the best possible solutions to our customer’s challenges. As part of this on-going evaluation process Intel has decided to not offer Intel® Xeon Phi™ 7200 Coprocessor (codenamed Knights Landing Coprocessor) products to the market.
Given the rapid adoption of Intel® Xeon Phi™ 7200 processors, Intel has decided to not deploy the Knights Landing Coprocessor to the general market.
Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors remain a key element of our solution portfolio for providing customers the most compelling and competitive solutions possible.
What!!!????!! That is such a contradictory statement:
Intel has decided to not offer Intel® Xeon Phi™ 7200 Coprocessor (codenamed Knights Landing Coprocessor) products to the market.
Given the rapid adoption of Intel® Xeon Phi™ 7200 processors
What is going on??
Are there any developer programs or other channels through which the 7200 coprocessors are available despite not being offered to the general market? My project has funding to upgrade to the next increment of coprocessor, but not to recapitalize our development platform (which we'd have to do to run one of the Phi processors).
If Intel is abandoning the coprocessor architecture entirely in favor of just processors, than this is truly disappointing to more than a few developers. Is there any word of coprocessors being included, or not included, in Xeon Phi beyond Knights Landing?