Ninjakicks writes: Intel is presenting a paper at the SIGGRAPH 2008 industry conference in
Los Angeles on Aug. 12 that describes features and capabilities of its
first-ever forthcoming many-core architecture, codenamed Larrabee.
Details unveiled in the SIGGRAPH paper include a new approach to the
software rendering 3-D pipeline, a many-core programming model and
performance analysis for several applications. Initial product
implementations of the Larrabee architecture will target discrete graphics
applications, support DirectX and OpenGL, and run existing games and programs.
Additionally, a broad potential range of highly parallel applications including
scientific and engineering software will benefit from the Larrabee native C/C++
... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage
from beginning to end.
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