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12/7/2009 07:00 PM EST
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rick merritt
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re: AMD, Nvidia reap benefits of Intel's Larrabee delay
rick merritt   12/10/2009 11:32:57 PM
Larrabee which uses 16+ x86 cores in its own right is far too big to be a core on a PC processor today. However in say five years it might become viable. Thus long term AMD and Nvidia want GPU and x86 cores on a chip while Intel wants only x86 cores--a big strategic difference in the many core future. Watch this space.

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re: AMD, Nvidia reap benefits of Intel's Larrabee delay
Nirav Desai   12/9/2009 12:32:00 PM
Timothy Luke, an analyst with Barclays Capital, said in a report: "While we believe the setback may negatively impact sentiment, Intel sees Larrabee as a strategic opportunity to position it as Intel's integrated graphics product for its future generation CPU + GPU core" What this means is that Intel's planning a CPU-GPU dual core for its next processor with the GPU core being Larabee. That's next a gen multi core heterogeneous processor that will blow everything else off the market.

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re: AMD, Nvidia reap benefits of Intel's Larrabee delay
CharlieCL   12/7/2009 11:21:30 PM
It can be bad and good to Intel. The scalability of Larrabee 's architecture is questionable. Can dual-ring bus architecture provide enough bandwidth for 32, 64, 128, 512 or more cores? Without more cores how could Larrabee be faster than Nvidia/AMD's hundreds and thousands cores in parallel computing? Only Intel can offer backup B plan. I expect that the architecture like Intel's 48 core will replace current Larrabee in the future.

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