Intel to unveil Larrabee at SIGGRAPH

Posted on Friday, Jun 13 2008 @ 02:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is expected to unveil lots more information about Larrabee at SIGGRAPH this summer. A presentation about this GPU will be given on Tuesday, August 12.
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.


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