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New from Intel: It's Mini-Cores!

Kevet, Keifer and Larrabee
Mon Jul 03 2006, 08:56
MORE INTEL CODE names to toss out, three in fact, two dead and one live. The interesting thing is not that they exist, but what they are, mini-cores.

The names are Kevet, Keifer and Larrabee (possibly Larabee, Laraby or Larraby), and they all are, or were, mini-core projects at Intel. Larrabee is the survivor, it was just given the go-ahead while Kevet and Keifer were axed. RIP whatever they were.

This brings up the question of what mini-cores are, and what are they intended for. More interesting is why a sales-person in the PS3 section of the Roseville, MN Best Buy knew what they were? µ


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