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Why Larrabee really stumbled

Posted on Sunday, May 30 2010 @ 16:07:51 CEST by

Bright Side of News has a long analysis that explores why Intel's Larrabee didn't make it to the market, you can read it over here.
To understand why the Larrabee GPU has been cancelled we first have to discuss why the Larrabee project was started in the first place. Intel makes CPUs, which for decades have outperformed the competition on most measurements [especially sales, the measurement that matters in the end.] Other processor companies have come and gone. Some have survived, but selling to smaller markets, or competing with Intel for short periods of time, but struggling to keep up. Many attempts have been made to get the world to switch from Intel’s processors to other processors, but all have ultimately failed. Intel’s processors run most of the world’s software, and although competitors have managed to make processors that are faster than Intel’s for a period of time, Intel has always won out in the end. They have won out because they sell so many processors, they can afford to keep spending more on R&D than anyone else. No matter what cool technology comes along, Intel can beat it in a short time. Until the GPU...



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