An article in German tech publication c't sheds a bit more light on Larrabee, Intel's much anticipated multicore chip. It's a graphics engine! It's an accelerator! It's going to wipe out nVidia with ray-tracing! It's... a bunch of 1994-vintage Pentiums?
Apparently so. As the article says, in Deutchglish via the fine offices of Google translation, "For the "Visual Computing" and in a later version for High Performance Computing is thought Larrabee, a processor, which has so far received 16 to 24 seeds traded, but probably the same with 32 cores next year deb