I'll just leave this here for those who missed Intel demonstrating an 80 core CPU in 2007.
The computing elements are very basic and do not use the x86 instruction set used by Intel and Advanced Micro Devices' chips, which means Windows Vista can't be run on the research chip. Instead, the chip uses a VLIW (very long instruction word) architecture, a simpler approach to computing than the x86 instruction set.
There is no way Intel would simply scrap Larrabee after years (over a decade?) of research. Their crappy 2000-4000 integrated GPU's are obviously successors but who knows what they're working on in the dark depths of their R&D departments. After all the military had those 5GHz P4's they claimed didn't exist.
Originally Posted by erunion
A knights corner
die has 64 cores. The product in the picture is probably a partially disabled Knights Corner that Intel is using to develop on. I imagine the project is more about finding novel uses for MIC
(Many Integrated Core) than an actual roadmapped phone chip.
Just to clarify on the post here.
I don't like quoting Wikipedia and I recommend further research.
However, I personally doubt Intel are capable of attaining over 2TFlop of performance with one of these chips, though these chips are much simpler than anything AMD and nVidia produce.Edited by Liranan - 10/31/12 at 10:24pm