[Beowulf] difference between accelerators and co-processors

amjad ali amjad11 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 09:36:03 PDT 2013

Hello All,

Is there any line/point to make distinction between accelerators and
co-processors (that are used in conjunction with the primary CPU to boost
up the performance)? or these terms can be used interchangeably?

Specifically, the word "accelerator" is used commonly with GPU. On the
other hand  the word "co-processors" is used commonly with Xeon Phi.

Thank you.

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