The University of Cambridge soon will house one of the two new Xeon Phi Product Centres of Competence, designed to provide researchers and developers a production-class platform to optimize and their code on Dell and Intel systems. The other site has not yet been announced.
As a two-year program, scientific researchers with access can learn more about the Xeon and Xeon Phil coprocessors, and optimize their code for maximum performance. For the high performance computing (HPC) community, it's vital that the HPC code running on these platforms is parallelized and vectorized. This program is designed to enable updates to scientific code to achieve greater performance using the new Intel MIC (Many Integrated Core) architecture. As technology continues to advance and improve HPC solutions, this is an example of why it's so important to be in touch with the community needs, and provide the solutions necessary to enable progress. More information can be found here: Dell: Xeon Phi Product Centres of CompetenceIT ProPortal: Dell to open parallel computing centre at University of CambridgeComputerWorldUK: Dell and Intel build three product centres at Cambridge University