First post, by Slaventus86
As I mentioned previously I've got Intel Larrabee prototype, "Aubrey Isle" Card:
The main problem is to get software for that card. I tried it to power on, but got no output, though fan was working at full speed and the wind blowing out was warm. As I know the card runs an instance of FreeBSD inside itself, for DirectX calls it launches DirectXGfx programm. I contacted Intel ex-worker, one of developers of original Larrabee project, he told me, that card needs special software to initialize it. Without this software the card is visible in system as a coprocessor, but current software for Xeon Phi doesn't support this card as well. One other guy from Intel told me that Larrabee project was send to archive, regular programmers do not have access to it. Intel's support also couldn't help (it was predictable).
The card may be also known as Knights Ferry, the main difference is that normally Knights Ferry cards didn't have video outputs and were oriented as coprocessor cards.
Do not know is there any chance to get this special hardware for that piece of history, but may be some of you guys work at Intel or may be know someone from Intel who can help? Also such cards were send to some software developers and some chosen organizations such as CERN etc.