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Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.29)
pp: 10-21
Doug Carmean , Intel Corporation
Eric Sprangle , Intel Corporation
Tom Forsyth , Intel Corporation
Pradeep Dubey , Intel Corporation
Stephen Junkins , Intel Corporation
Adam Lake , Intel Corporation
Robert Cavin , Intel Corporation
Larry Seiler , Intel Corporation
Ed Grochowski , Intel Corporation
Toni Juan , Intel Corporation
Michael Abrash , RAD Game Tools
Jeremy Sugerman , Stanford University
Pat Hanrahan , Stanford University
<p>The Larrabee many-core visual computing architecture uses multiple in-order x86 cores augmented by wide vector processor units, together with some fixed-function logic. This increases the architecture's programmability as compared to standard GPUs. The article describes the Larrabee architecture, a software renderer optimized for it, and other highly parallel applications. The article analyzes performance through scalability studies based on real-world workloads. DOI of original article is available at:</p>
graphics architecture, many-core computing, real-time graphics, software rendering, throughput computing, visual computing, parallel processing, SIMD, GPGPU
Doug Carmean, Eric Sprangle, Tom Forsyth, Pradeep Dubey, Stephen Junkins, Adam Lake, Robert Cavin, Larry Seiler, Ed Grochowski, Toni Juan, Michael Abrash, Jeremy Sugerman, Pat Hanrahan, "Larrabee: A Many-Core x86 Architecture for Visual Computing", IEEE Micro, vol.29, no. 1, pp. 10-21, January/February 2009, doi:10.1109/MM.2009.9
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