Intel MIC

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Intel’s Larrabee project (GPU-type chips running x86 instructions) got
    cancelled. But then bits of it keep turning up in other projects, like this
    one <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/01/intel_knights_co_processor/>.

    How well will that fly? x86 is a very complex instruction set, which needs
    lots of transistors to implement. Which means lots of power consumption, and
    hence lots of heat. What’s the point? None of the existing proprietary x86
    binaries (i.e. Windows) is going to take advantage of it anyway. And open-
    source software isn’t tied to x86.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jun 1, 2010
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  2. In message <hu2hsc$ara$>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > Intel’s Larrabee project (GPU-type chips running x86 instructions) got
    > cancelled. But then bits of it keep turning up in other projects, like
    > this one
    > <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/01/intel_knights_co_processor/>.
    >
    > What’s the point?


    This article
    <http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2010/06/intel-announces-hpc-push-with-reincarnated-larrabee-proc.ars>
    suggests it may be positioned as the successor to Itanium.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jun 2, 2010
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