[Beowulf] Cell Architecture Explained
eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jan 21 03:41:43 PST 2005
A bit sensationalist, but nevertheless interesting. Of course, PS2 CPU was
also touted as a scientific workstation back then. Never happened.
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 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.'"
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