IBM about the Cell processor architecture

Posted on Thursday, Jun 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.
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


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