[Beowulf] Cell Architecture Explained

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jan 21 06:41:43 EST 2005


A bit sensationalist, but nevertheless interesting. Of course, PS2 CPU was
also touted as a scientific workstation back then. Never happened.

Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/21/022226
Posted by: CowboyNeal, on 2005-01-21 08:37:00

   from the closer-looks dept.
   IdiotOnMyLeft writes "OSNews features an article written by Nicholas
   Blachford about the new processor developed by IBM and Sony for their
   Playstation 3 console. The article goes [1]deep inside the Cell
   architecture and describes why it is a revolutionary step forwards in
   technology and until now, the most serious threat to x86. '5 dual core
   Opterons directly connected via HyperTransport should be able to
   achieve a similar level of performance in stream processing - as a
   single Cell. The PlayStation 3 is expected to have have 4 Cells.'"

   [2]Click Here 

References

   1. http://www.blachford.info/computer/Cells/Cell0.html

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