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Larrabee, We Hardly Knew Ye

Article Source ZDNet

Intel has announced that Larrabee, the multi-core AMD and NVidia GPU killer, has been canceled. While Larrabee research lives on and we might see it re-emerge in some form in the future, it won’t be any time soon.

Larrabee was appealing to developers because it used a standard x86 instruction set plus some additional vector processing units and a conventional memory architecture. In theory, this should be easier to program than CUDA or Cell because of its familiarity to programmers, generous memory sizes, and fast pathways to get data in and out of the chip...

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