Is there anyone in here forum who has an any clue if this system can really work? Sounds very interesting and allmost too good to be true...
But if this is sound idea, I really am interested in...
Real linear increase in speed would be really good news.
They said in that anandtech article that Nvidia and ATI may sabotage this solution if they want: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3385&p=5
As AMD and NVIDIA have to work closely with graphics card and motherboard vendors, they could try and strong arm Lucid out of the market by threatening either (overtly or not) the supply of their silicon to certain OEMs. This could be devastating to Lucid, as we've already see what the fear of an implication can do to software companies in the situation with Assassin's Creed (when faced with the option of applying an already available fix or pulling support for DX10.1 which only AMD supports, they pulled it). This type of thing seems the largest unknown to us.
Well as some of the previews point out these guys have been heavily subsidised/bankrolled by Intel. Now is it just me or is it very curious that these very reputable reviewers have stopped short of staiting the obvious. Which is that if this thing works, and from what i know and have read about it, it is all quite possable, then Intel have open season on multiple cards with larrabee. Someone like TGGA would know if there were any deep down at silicone/hardware level issues with whats being proposed, but on the face of it i dont see any obvious reason why it shouldnt. Speculating for a minuite then. If it works and the scaling is as good as they say then Intel would certainly see some benefit from this if we assume that Larrabee wont hit the floor running up to speed with ATI and Nvidia. The other thing that i am wondering is could you run Larrabee in tandem with a Nvidia or ATI card ? that would be interesting. Either way i think it has the potential to allow Intel a much easier entry into the GPU market than otherwise would have been the case. I think it would be a mistake for Nvidia or ATI to try any funny stuff as i for one if almost gauranteed 100% scalling with no compatability issues would definatly seriously consider running more than one card. Something i am not at all interested in with things the way they are at the present time. I would guess plenty more people would think the same way and so card sales should increase.