IBM to use Cell processor for servers

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 08 2006 @ 22:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IBM has introduces new business computers that use the Cell processor. This processor has been co-developed with Toshiba and Sony for gaming consoles, including Sony's PlayStation 3.

The Cell processor will now also be featured in IBM's BladeCenter computer servers.
The Cell chip already has found some uses beyond gaming, but the technology being introduced on Wednesday is meant to broaden the potential applications and customers, Balog said. IBM in June agreed to license the Cell processor to military equipment maker Mercury Computer Systems Inc.

The new systems, called BladeCenter H, allow businesses to move 10 times the amount of data across their networks compared with existing systems, Balog said.
Source: Washington Post.


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