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I'm building a server for video encoding and I'm planning to use the latest Xenon e5-2697 v2.

Can Xeon Phi help me improve ffmpeg encoding performance?

a bit confused by this new "processor" http://ark.intel.com/products/family/71840/Intel-Xeon-Phi-Coprocessors/server

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Wouldn't it have to be a custom version of ffmpeg built specifically for the Xeon Phi? – Louis Oct 1 '13 at 13:02
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After much investigation it apears I've two options:

1) Running generic application straightly on it. You can ssh to the coprocessor and do whatever you need in its internal Linux. 2) Using computation distribution technologies like MPI, OpenMP or NUMA.

But as for now ffmpeg does not leverage any of MPI, OpenMP and NUMA.

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