Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More LRB Info Leaks

The Intel Visual Computing Institute announcement leaks more LRB info.

The announcement about Intel opening a lab in Germany here
is interesting in its own right. And its cool to be starting a lab in the EU.

Of more interest to us LRB-ites are the 2 tidbits of info on LRB that were released in that announcement:
1)"which is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2010 and built using a 45nm process"
2)"the first Larrabee products are expected to use up to 32 cores"

So there is the 1st leak of the product release date. and a confirmation of part of the theories on Beyond3D forums here
on what can be gleaned from the die photos.

No official word yet on number of texture samplers and memory units, so the gleaners need to wait a bit there.

the extra tidbits got quite a bit of coverage, see: