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Intel Larrabee spawns “Many Integrated Core” chips

Intel Larrabee spawns “Many Integrated Core” chips

Having been proclaimed as dead, then only partially-so, Intel's "Larrabee" project has finally sprouted into something with an eye on commercial release.  Intel have announced a new high-performance chip, codenamed "Knights Corner", built on 22nm processes and packing more than 50 cores; they envisage the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) chips being used for massively parallel computing, similar to NVIDIA's CUDA system.

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Intel Larrabee only mostly dead

Intel Larrabee only mostly dead

In early 2009, there was lots of talk about the Intel Larrabee architecture that combined the CPU and GPU onto one chip. The theory of the device sounded good and both NVIDIA and ATI were doing something similar with GPGPUs at the time. Intel had originally planned the Larrabee platform to launch sometime this year, but that was changed in December 2009 when reports that the whole program was axed came in.

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Intel axe Larrabee GPU over developmental delays

Intel axe Larrabee GPU over developmental delays

Intel's Larrabee based graphics chip plans have been axed, after the company decided development delays had left the project uncompetitive.  Announced back in August 2008, the GPU was to be based on multiple Pentium CPUs with 64-bit instructions and multi-threading, and offer "the full programmability of the CPU with the kinds of parallelism and other special capabilities of graphics processors".

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Intel Larrabee multicore graphics & co-processing chip set for 2009

Intel Larrabee multicore graphics & co-processing chip set for 2009

Intel has announced details of their upcoming Larrabee chip, an multi-core x86-based processor that, according to senior principle engineer Larry Seiler, "combines the full programmability of the CPU with the kinds of parallelism and other special capabilities of graphics processors."  Based on multiple Pentium CPUs with 64-bit instructions and multi-threading, Larrabee will offer high-performance graphics crunching - it is compatible with Microsoft's DirectX and Apple's Open CL - but also be suited to workstations. 

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Sony PS4 to use multi-core CPU not Cell?

Sony PS4 to use multi-core CPU not Cell?

Sony are considering replacing the PS3's Cell architecture with a more mainstream multi-core processor in the PlayStation 4, according to PC Watch, after game developers have reported greater than average problems developing for the current-gen console.  Based on rumors and speculation coming out of Japan, the company also considered - but decided against - a combination Cell/Intel Larrabee setup.

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Intel Atom Z550 2GHz & Z515 launched; Moorestown gets first demo

Intel Atom Z550 2GHz & Z515 launched; Moorestown gets first demo

Intel have officially announced two new Atom processors, the Z550 and the Z515.  First tipped back in March, the processors - which Intel expect to find homes in MIDs - run at 2GHz and 1.2GHz respectively, with Hyperthreading supported on the faster chip.  The company also demonstrated their upcoming Moorestown MID platform, which brings with it super-frugal power demands and the potential for smaller devices.

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