Intel Details Larrabee Processor Architecture
August 6, 2008 Leave a comment
Intel is offering the first in-depth look at its Larrabee processor and the chip maker plans to offer the microprocessor to address a range of graphics and visual applications using x86 processing cores instead of more traditional GPUs.
In a paper, “Larrabee: A Many-Core x86 Architecture for Visual Computing,” Intel engineers offered several new details about the forthcoming Larrabee graphics processing unit, including the fact that Intel derived the instructional pipeline for the individual x86 cores from the company’s Pentium chip. Full Story. ACM members can Download the PDF