Today at 12:00 at the International Supercomputing Conference ISC2010 here in Hamburg, Intel announced a new accelerator card featuring 32 cores and up to 2 GB RAM which can run 128 threads via hyperthreading. Looks like the accelerator wars have begun. They showed a LU decomposition test running on the card and claimed it to be the fastest decomposition at the moment with more than 500 GFlop/s. Pretty impressive. I was attending the keynote from Kirk B. Skaugen
Vice President, Intel Architecture Group & General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel, USA who demoed the accelerator card and presented a complete software stack including C and FORTRAN compilers.