Sultan Posted January 21, 2005 Share Posted January 21, 2005 Here's an interesting explanation of Sony/IBM's Cell architecture, based on the patent papers. Cell ArchitectureThe author is estimating a lot of the details and performance specs, but its quite amazing stuff. Some highlights include 1 Cell being able to do a SETI unit in 5 minutes, and the PS3 is supposed to have 4 cells. He also thinks it would take as few as 8 cells working together to make it onto the current top 500 supercomputer list. And because they are the ultimate in distributed computering, you could speed up your processing performance on a cell computer by just having a bunch of Cell-based products networked together (say, a PS3, pda, printer, and DVR all working together). The author concludes that Cell-based systems could basically obsolete the modern PC. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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