Larrabee at GDC 09

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  1. bowman

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    http://home.comcast.net/~tom_forsyth/blog.wiki.html
    https://www.cmpevents.com/GD09/a.asp?option=C&V=11&SessID=9138
    https://www.cmpevents.com/GD09/a.asp?option=C&V=11&SessID=9139
     
  2. stevem

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    I heard they've got a group of 500 programmers working on LRB drivers...
     
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    Wow, it would be exciting. Looking fwd to it.
     
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    Where did you hear that?
     
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    If you count the implementation of its software renderer, raytracer, Havok, compiler, etc. as its driver, then that sounds like it could be about right. I doubt though that 500 people are working on a driver in the classical sense.
     
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    Wow...this is just epic. I really admire Intel for doing what they're doing. LRB is going to be one heck of a processor. Any news on the guys at Project Offset and what they've done so far with LRB? Oops looks like I should've done a little research before asking.

    http://www.projectoffset.com/
     
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    Hope it's something better than simply doing parallel intersections for each pixel in a block of pixels then, because that would be obvious ;)
     
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    A relatively recent shindig. The non-Intel speaker was attempting to impress upon a few people the scale of Intel's commitment. Drivers will also be available for Linux, BSD, & Solaris. Intel has the ability/right to sign its own Windows drivers... Take the info as you will...
     
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    Unless you're talking about something different, neither NVIDIA nor AMD has the ability to sign its own drivers, so what makes Intel so exceptional that Microsoft would allow it for immature technology? :-?
     
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    They don't comprise Wintel last time I checked. ;)

    MS WHQL certification process is well known, so what does that tell you about Intel's leverage & their in-house test team? There will be "simultaneous" accreditation from MS...
     
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    intel and Microsoft are partnering on the same level as AMD and Microsoft. Remember it's x64 and not EMT64.
     
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    what is the difference between them is there one?
     
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    Partnering, is an interesting term regarding Intel & MS.
    Meaningless, as it's functionally equivalent. AMD's x86-64 extensions were licensed by Intel after P4/Yamhill vacillation let AMD get their superior Opteron out earlier since they had no qualms cannibalizing IA64. With the big OEMs baying to ship into this higher margin segment, a split in the x86-64 codebase would've been lunacy. BTW, X64 encompasses both x86-64 & EMT64 nomenclatures & updated equivalents.
     
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    Will the notes or videos be posted anywhere?
     
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    Havent heard much yet.
    Just Intel GPA so far.
     
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    Yeah, just read that, though I wonder how much intel was involved in game development of the titles mentioned on those pages.
     
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    :shock:
    they better did
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    But but... I thought its supposed to be x86 so that anyone can code a new renderer if they don't like the way Intel wants you to run it :razz:
     
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    Project Offset site has been updated with new videos, more info coming soon.
     
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