Using Intel's Xeon Phi Under Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 13 May 2016 at 09:54 AM EDT. 15 Comments
If you are fortunate enough to get your hands on one of Intel's Xeon Phi co-processors based on their Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, it can run fairly well under Linux.

The folks at Prague's Czech Technical University have got their hands on a Xeon Phi for which they've been experimenting under Gentoo Linux, even though it's an unsupported distribution by Intel for this MIC platform. Nevertheless, they were able to get the card running under Gentoo.

If you are interested, they have published a lengthy guide about setting up the Xeon Phi under Linux, getting code offloaded to the device, and they ran a very small synthetic benchmark on the MIC.

You can read their Xeon Phi Gentoo article at If you have a hefty budget, you can find a variety of Xeon Phi co-processors for sale at
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