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Power Configuration Part 0: Introduction: Yikes, there is a lot that is not documented


I used to be hoping to put in writing a short two phase overview of the right way to configure the quite a lot of energy settings for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor. It was once going to be concise and transient, permitting me to get on to the subsequent subject. Sadly, as I dug into the subject additional, I found out that a lot of it isn’t very smartly documented. I discovered myself primarily writing moderately a bit of of clarification.

As typical, I’m beginning off penning this as a collection of blogs. At a later level, I’ll reformat the blogs right into a extra formal article with any semblance of humor eliminated.

Right here is my define because it exists thus far. This will trade as I dig additional into the subject.

  1. This very transient introduction and a few helpful references
  2. Why you could need to alter your coprocessor’s energy administration
  3. The micsmc (Intel® MIC Machine Administration Console) graphical interface: energy choices
  4. The micsmc (Intel MIC Gadget Administration Console) command-line interface: energy choices
  5. The configuration file: energy choices


Although the documentation is just a little sketchy, here’s what I discovered.

[intl1] Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Machine Administration Staff, Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Platform Standing Panel Consumer Information, v1.2, Intel® MPSS set up tree, dated August 26, 2013.

[intl2] Intel® Company, Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Platform Standing Panel (micsmc command-line lend a hand), v three.1-zero.1.build0, Intel MPSS for Linux* Device Liberate three.1, October 2013, retrieved November 30th, 2013.

[intl3] Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor: Datasheet, Record # 328209, v002, http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-phi-coprocessor-datasheet.html, June 2013.

[kidt1] Kidd, Taylor, “List of Useful Power and Power Management Articles, Blogs and References,” http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/list-of-useful-power-and-power-management-articles-blogs-and-references, October 23rd, 2013.