Hello, I would like to ask a theoretical question (regarding multi core hardware) of a Good Programmer. This may sound completely wild but please bear with me. I don't even want to POST it due to my fundamental ignorance but I WILL ask a generic statement. In terms of game A.I. I actually think I want to get this to the realm of off- web discussion most likely but... my first conversations here, may determine how "far" I get ...here/now. anyway, regarding say, for arguments sake, a Game A.I. ... Multi Core processors are "out" and on shelves. More are …

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Intel has confirmed reports that it will not release its next-generation graphics processor widely known as [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larrabee_%28GPU%29]Larrabee[/url] as a discreet GPU. Instead, most reports indicate that the company will move ahead with its many-core processor as a design and development platform aimed at graphics rendering and high-performance computing. The idea behind Larrabee was relatively simple: combine a bunch of Pentium-class processor cores with coherent cache, add some SIMD vector and texture sampling units, and tie them all together with x86 instructions and write extensions where necessary. Viola! A super-fast general purpose CPU that's programmable with C/C++ and performs graphics processing …

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As portable computing devices advance in power and complexity, development-tool makers must keep up or die. Claiming strides this week are simulation-tools maker Virtutech and chip-maker Freescale Semiconductor, which are showing a version of Virtutech’s Simics virtualized software development environment with hybrid simulation capability. The initial release supports Freescale’s eight-core QorIQ P4080 communications platform processor. The tool is on display at the Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando, Fla., through Thursday. The benefit of its hybrid capability, according to Virtutech, is the capacity to “mix detailed and fast models both temporally and spatially,” allowing developers in a single simulation session to …

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