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LOL intel gpu's

seriously how long has intel been talking about their compute gpu's and since they have boatloads of ressources why can't they make it work??


can't they just call powerVR and ask them to design a compute gpu like nvidia or amd would and license it for mass production ???


it would cost much less and probably wouldnt be that bad instead of their approach ...
Edited by Fr0sty - 11/16/11 at 1:20pm
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Originally Posted by Fr0sty View Post

LOL intel gpu's
seriously how long has intel been talking about their compute gpu's and since they have boatloads of ressources why can't they make it work??
can't they just call powerVR and ask them to design a compute gpu like nvidia or amd would and license it for mass production ???
it would cost much less and probably wouldnt be that bad instead of their approach ...

LOL @ AMD Bulldozer owners bashing Intel. Classic.
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Intel Corp. on Tuesday demonstrated its code-named "Knights Corner" compute accelerator for highly-parallel workloads that is made using 22nm process technology and will be Intel's first commercial product based on many integrated cores (MIC) architecture. The KNC accelerator can deliver substantially higher horsepower that existing compute cards.

Intel's Knights Corner accelerator has over 50 cores and delivers 1TFLOPS of double precision floating point performance, as measured by the double-precision, general matrix-matrix multiplication benchmark (DGEMM). Currently the most powerful special purpose highly-parallel accelerator is Nvidia Tesla 2090, which boasts with 665GFLOPS (0.665TFLOPS) of peak performance, which is considerably below peak performance of Intel's KNC.
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post #13 of 33
so they finally finished it (there was news about intel developing a 50 core cpu several years ago), from what ive heard they are also planning to stick this onto a pcie extension card for consumer market (sorta like x86 tesla)
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Originally Posted by hazarada View Post

so they finally finished it (there was news about intel developing a 50 core cpu several years ago), from what ive heard they are also planning to stick this onto a pcie extension card for consumer market (sorta like x86 tesla)

This was the result of Intel's Larrabee program I do believe. As a compute cluster, it's significantly faster than anything AMD and Nvidia has to offer.
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Except that you don't need to write new code to make it work. For example, programs that want to use CUDA need to be written in a proprietary language, but programs that want to use KNC just need to be run from a computer with the chip installed.
CUDA is not restricted to a proprietary language. It supports C, C++, Python, Perl, Fortran, Java, Ruby, Lua, MATLAB, and IDL.

Programs that want to use KNC will probably be have to be optimized to fully benefit from it though.

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Originally Posted by Fr0sty View Post

LOL intel gpu's
seriously how long has intel been talking about their compute gpu's and since they have boatloads of ressources why can't they make it work??
can't they just call powerVR and ask them to design a compute gpu like nvidia or amd would and license it for mass production ???
it would cost much less and probably wouldnt be that bad instead of their approach ...
GPGPU is not easy and Intel has sucked at GPUs for decades. They only really gotten a handle on IGPs in the last 2 years. Intel's issue is that they not only want a GPGPU.... they want a x86 GPGPU.

PowerVR doesn't design compute GPUs though. It might cost less in the short run but Intel is not a company that is so short-sighted.
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LOL @ AMD Bulldozer owners bashing Intel. Classic.
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Intel Corp. on Tuesday demonstrated its code-named "Knights Corner" compute accelerator for highly-parallel workloads that is made using 22nm process technology and will be Intel's first commercial product based on many integrated cores (MIC) architecture. The KNC accelerator can deliver substantially higher horsepower that existing compute cards.
Intel's Knights Corner accelerator has over 50 cores and delivers 1TFLOPS of double precision floating point performance, as measured by the double-precision, general matrix-matrix multiplication benchmark (DGEMM). Currently the most powerful special purpose highly-parallel accelerator is Nvidia Tesla 2090, which boasts with 665GFLOPS (0.665TFLOPS) of peak performance, which is considerably below peak performance of Intel's KNC.

has intel made a good gpu on their own without licensing stuff from other company???


truth hurts wouldnt you be the one to say that???
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has intel made a good gpu on their own without licensing stuff from other company???


truth hurts wouldnt you be the one to say that???

The line that you made bold doesn't say that Intel liscenced anything.....

It says that Nvidia currently has the most powerful accellerator, and that Intel's blows it away.
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post #19 of 33
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has intel made a good gpu on their own without licensing stuff from other company???
truth hurts wouldnt you be the one to say that???

AMD purchased ATi Using ATI's IP in all of there recent successful chips
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AMD purchased ATi Using ATI's IP in all of there recent successful chips

but before that .. ati managed to do just fine on their own ... your point is??



and so did nvidia ... while intel is worth as much as amd and nvidia combined .. yet needs to license gpu tech from powerVR if i got the name right in order to make decent gpu's ....


and i have doubts on their 1tflop/s performance claims ...

it might be another flop of the year like bulldozer .. who knows

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has intel made a good gpu on their own without licensing stuff from other company???
truth hurts wouldnt you be the one to say that???
The line that you made bold doesn't say that Intel liscenced anything.....
It says that Nvidia currently has the most powerful accellerator, and that Intel's blows it away.


i didnt bold those lines ... and 2nd of all intel does license gpu tech from someone else


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerVR

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PowerVR accelerators are not manufactured by PowerVR, but instead their integrated circuit designs and patents are licensed to other companies, such as Texas Instruments,intel, NEC, Renesas, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Freescale, Apple, NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors), and many others.

Edited by Fr0sty - 11/16/11 at 2:12pm
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