Intel Larrabee Architecture First Look

Posted: Aug 4 2008, 6:16am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:50am CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals

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Intel released some more details about their hybrid VPU architecture dubbed Larrabee.

The many-core x86 solution is aimed at competing against NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards at the high-end. Intel is supposed to release Larrabee some when next year.
Hexus has published an overview of the Larrabee architecture. The deep details are still held back by Intel though.

Quote: "Essentially, Intel's Larrabee attempts to solve the problem of massive throughput needed for next-generation VPUs by using the good ol' x86 microprocessor in a many-core configuration, along with dedicated logic - co-processors, if you will - where it's deemed to be more efficient at completing set tasks.
Importantly, the Larrabee design includes a flexible, math-intensive 16-wide vector processing unit to increase the number of instructions processed per clock. "
Read full Larrabee report on Hexus. See also Techgage's take on Larrabee.

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