Larrabee: Intel’s Biggest Leap Since the Pentium Pro

Jon Stokes on “Larrabee”, Intel’s forthcoming big-deal new product:

Indeed, if a computer maker who controls the whole OS and firmware stack for its desktop systems were to support symmetric multiprocessing over the PCIe bus, and if that computer maker had some kind of cooperative task system that let it assign threads to specific cores, then it could probably make very good use of Larrabee as a many-core x86 coprocessor with robust media processing capabilities.

It seems likely we’re going to be hearing a lot more about Larrabee soon.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008