Larrabee: A Many-Core x86 Architecture for Visual Computing
This paper introduces the Larrabee a many-core hardware architecture, a new software rendering pipeline, a many-core programming model, and performance analysis for several applications. Larrabee uses multiple in-order x86 CPU cores that are augmented by a wide vector processor unit, as well as fixed-function co-processors. This provides dramatically higher performance per watt and per unit of area than out-of-order CPUs on highly parallel workloads and greatly increases the flexibility and programmability of the architecture as compared to standard GPUs.
Intel to unveil Larrabee at SIGGRAPH
Posted on Friday, Jun 13 2008 @ 02:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck