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Larrabee past, present, future

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 6th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Blogs, Engineering and Development
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"Larrabee silicon and software development are behind where we hoped to be at this point in the project," said Intel spokesperson Nick Knupffe. "As a result, our first Larrabee product will not be launched as a standalone discrete graphics product." (December 4, 2009.) After three years of bombast, Intel shocked the world by canceling Larrabee. Instead of launching the chip in the consumer market, Intel will make it available as a software development platform for both internal and external developers. Those developers can use it to develop software that can run in high-performance computers. The following is an excerpt from an…