Playstation 3 Cell chip to be easily programmed

Posted on Sunday, Dec 05 2004 @ 01:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The "Cell" processor that will power the next version of the PlayStation game console will also be adaptable for advanced scientific research, but you won't have to be a rocket scientist to program it.

That is the pledge of one of the chief architects of the Cell, jointly developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba, who on Friday sought to allay fears that the chip would create huge programming challenges for game developers just starting to learn their way around the complex circuitry that powers the current PlayStation 2

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