First Die-Shot Photograph of Intel Larrabee


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NV55

Quite nice thread actually!




Assuming Intel can get this to work nearly as well as Mike Abrash' and
Tom Forsyth's talks at GDC indicated, it looks a lot like a single-chip
solution for a cheap-to-manufacture box with very decent 3D performance.

Terje


Yes. I could imagine low-end PCs using a single 32 core Larrabee chip
(later 48 or 64 cores) having very nice 3D performance (2 TFLOPs)

Then I could see higher-end PCs, with 2 Larrabee chips, perhaps 4,
as high-end gaming rigs and other machines as personal supercomputers
--much like what Nvidia does with their GeForce-based Telsa chips.

I could also see Larrabee, or perhaps Larrabee2, being the heart of a
next generation game console from Sony or Microsoft, or less likely,
Apple or SEGA.

And like with IBM's CELL in Roadrunner, I could see Intel getting a
contract to use Larrabee in a next-gen record breaking Supercomputer.
 
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Martin Thompson

Morten Reistad said:
We may even see advances in sensing, good enough for cars to have
some self-steering ability, but they probably won't rival horses
yet.
*Some* self steering ability has been around for a while now:

http://youtube.com/?v=xlVx4Dhglkg

(see about 4:40 )

That was 1994... similar systems are in production now
(eg. http://ir.trw.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=345841). And no, they
don't rival horses just yet :)

(I worked peripherally on the Lucas/Jaguar project, and was very
involved its follow-ups and on the TRW production one)

Cheers,
Martin
 
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Mike Ray

NV55 said:
Yes. I could imagine low-end PCs using a single 32 core Larrabee chip
(later 48 or 64 cores) having very nice 3D performance (2 TFLOPs)

Then I could see higher-end PCs, with 2 Larrabee chips, perhaps 4,
as high-end gaming rigs and other machines as personal supercomputers
--much like what Nvidia does with their GeForce-based Telsa chips.

I could also see Larrabee, or perhaps Larrabee2, being the heart of a
next generation game console from Sony or Microsoft, or less likely,
Apple or SEGA.

And like with IBM's CELL in Roadrunner, I could see Intel getting a
contract to use Larrabee in a next-gen record breaking Supercomputer.
Yeah and Skynet and all those machines....
 

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