How many threads? No way!

By Doug Schaefer

Well, I thought I was being sneaky when I googled for the Intel
Larrabee paper that is being presented tomorrow at SIGGRAPH and thought
you had to be an ACM member to get a copy but then found it on the
Intel site. Everyone else seems to have found it too. To save you the
hastle, here it is. I found the link today on Wikipedia so apparently it’s no longer secret.

Anyway, I’m more curious about it than anything. And I guess the biggest
question I had was how many cores the thing is supposed to have. This
will help me measure how pressing the need is to figure out how to
program many threaded applications without Joe programmer’s head
exploding.

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