Being interested in variable memory access latencies - some pretty esoteric stuff, right? - from my work with NUMA-based topologies, I was intrigued when I first read about the Knight's Landing processor with its Near Memory (a.k.a., On-Package Memory). Not much was written on it at the time, so I decided to write - mostly for myself - on what it would need to be given the scraps of real information out there. The paper called Thoughts and Conjecture on Near Memory is the result.
As of April 29, 2015, I am also very proud to announce that this article can also be found as part of the The Platform web site here: http://www.nextplatform.com/2015/04/28/thoughts-and-conjecture-on-knights-landing-near-memory/.