X-bit Labs reports Larrabee is poised to come back with a vengeance. An anonymous Larrabee engineer hypes Intel's future graphics plans and claims the chip giant has the luxury of being able to release stuff in its own time, something not too many other companies can do.
“Intel is not a one-shot company. But there is a whole product plan and roadmap still in place,” an anonymous Larrabee engineer told TechEye web-site.
According to the hardware designer, if Larrabee had emerged on time, it would have change the whole industry. Larrabee was supposed to render graphics, feature extremely flexible programmability and retain compatibility with x86 instruction set so to allow developers to easily use many-core Larrabee for multi-threaded non-graphics applications. Nvidia Corp.’s upcoming Fermi family of GPUs also promise to be much more programmable than today’s graphics chips, but it is not x86-compatible.