Intel Larrabee: multicore made C++ simple

According to Brian Santo and Sally Adee

IEEE Spectrum has spoken to people inside and outside Intel, on and off the record, and we believe that Larrabee is a winner—because of the one feature that it alone offers: C++ programmability. That really handicaps the race.

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According to Robert X. Cringley

later this year, Intel will release from its lab a research project called Ct (“C for Throughput”) that will automatically make standard C and C++ compilers work with many-core processors, starting with Intel’s first new graphics processor in many years, code-named Larrabee, which is scheduled to ship in early 2010. […] according to Intel […] optimizing for many-core processors […] won’t even require a recompile.

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