Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)

Fundamentals of Intel QPI eLearning Course

Instructor(s): Joe Winkles
Number of Modules: 4
Subscription Length: 90 days

Course Price


Fundamentals of Intel QPI eLearning Course Info

What's Included?

Intel QPI eLearning modules
(unlimited access for 90 days)
PDF of Course Slides
(yours to keep, does not expire)

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You Will Learn:

  • What the MESIF cache coherency states are
  • How Source Snooping is different from Home Snooping
  • How packets are broken down into Flits and Phits to be sent across an Intel QPI link
  • About virtual channels, flow control, retries, etc.
  • How addresses are mapped across multiple nodes and how packets are routed to the appropriate node
  • What protocol agents are and their purpose including the types of messages that are passed between them

Who Should View?

This course is perfect for anyone looking for a fundamental understanding of the Intel QPI Architecture.

Course Outline:

  • Intel QPI Features
    - Describes the physical characteristics, bandwidth, layers, packets/flits/phits, RAS, Power Management
  • Intel QPI Platforms
    - Provides examples and explanations of 1S, 2S, 4S, 8S and larger Intel QPI-based systems
  • Intel QPI Layers
    - Describes the purpose and functionality of each defined Intel QPI layer: Protocol, Routing, Link and Physical Layers
  • Intel QPI Protocol
    - Discusses cache coherency, MESIF coherency states, source snooping, home snooping, as well as non-coherent traffic in Intel QPI
Course Modules
Module Length
Part A: Features 40 minutes
Part B: Platforms 26 minutes
Part C: Layers 74 minutes
Part D: Protocol 53 minutes