[Beowulf] Cell Architecture Explained

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Fri Jan 21 13:38:30 EST 2005


On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 12:41:43PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 
> 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
>    1. http://www.blachford.info/computer/Cells/Cell0.html

Making the attempt to figure out and explain the available Cell info
is perhaps admirable, but as far as I can tell given my own very
modest understanding of processor architectures, design, and
fabrication, the author of that report is no expert.  And I wouldn't
trust anyone BUT an expert to give a hardware analysis of a brand new,
un-released chip based on sketchy and/or purposely obfuscated data.

Now, if the folks doing the MIT RAW chip cared to write an analysis of
Cell, THEN I'd pay attention:

  http://cag.csail.mit.edu/raw/

-- 
Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
http://www.piskorski.com/
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