CELL is a heterogeneous chip multiprocessor consisting of a 64-bit Power core, augmented with 8 specialized co-processors based on a novel single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) architecture called SPU (Synergistic Processor Unit), for data intensive processing as is found in cryptography, media and scientific applications. The system is integrated by a coherent on-chip bus.You can read the article here
IBM about the Cell processor architecture
Posted on Thursday, June 09 2005 @ 10:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
IBM posted an article on its website about the Cell processor architecture, which will be used in Sony's PlayStation 3 console.