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Planned Intel chip swipes at potential GPGPU market

More coverage from Ashlee Vance on the Intel Developer Forum. The whole article is interesting and short, and you should just read it. Here’s one nugget (but there are several):

He described Larrabee as a multi-core, programmable part that will use a tweaked version of the x86 instruction set. Intel expects software developers to craft specialized applications for the processor, giving them a boost on some of the most demanding workloads.

Intel is publicly placing the chip as an easier-to-use GPGPU play and says it will reach “at least one teraflop (sic).” Larrabee demonstration chips “with tens of cores” are expected next year.

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