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At the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2011 in Hamburg, Germany, Intel unveiled additional details about their Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. This technology developed out of the Larrabee GPU project, which was initially meant to be a high-performance x86-based discrete graphics processor. As we all know, Larrabee didn't quite deliver and Intel moved the project into a different direction.

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Well at least ALL their investment on Larrabee wasn't a waste.
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But can it play Whitcher 2? (Crysis is history now!)
Edited by bossie2000 - 6/20/11 at 12:19pm
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Im not sure I understand what this is, is it a CPU, GPU, or a GPCPU??

Eitherway, Im sure its going to be expensive with 50 cores and 3D transistors.
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Im not sure I understand what this is, is it a CPU, GPU, or a GPCPU??

Eitherway, Im sure its going to be expensive with 50 cores and 3D transistors.
seems more like a Coprocessor.
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It is basically taking a GPU design (many cores in parallel), but giving them x86 instruction sets.

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seems more like a Coprocessor.
It seems so.
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But can it play Whitcher 2? (Crysis is history now!)
Crysis surpasses Witcher 2 graphically (even Crysis 2 does). The only thing Witcher 2 has is a good lighting engine, otherwise, everything else is just above average.
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I wonder how this would do with folding?
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Crysis surpasses Witcher 2 graphically (even Crysis 2 does). The only thing Witcher 2 has is a good lighting engine, otherwise, everything else is just above average.
Entirely subjective. Crysis 2 looks decent at best, too blurry to really know for sure how good it looks.
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With AMD revealing their new architecture directed at computing, NVIDIA with CUDA, and this, the future of HPC is about to get even more exciting. Depending on cost I might have to get a few of these for my centre as anybody who can write basic fortran code could probably use these.
 
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