awesome read, very well done, David

Article: ISSCC 2005: The CELL Microprocessor
By: mas (, February 12, 2005 9:30 am
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David Kanter ( on 2/11/05 wrote:
>After some slight delays, David Wang's excellent CELL article is available

>Please take a read, and let us know what you think.
>David Kanter

I don't think PCs are at risk but one could perhaps not say the same for HPC setups if it generates 25-30 DP Gflops per cpu. You could imagine Beowolf clusters of Cell processors. It would take much longer to make large scale SMP large TB servers but even Itanium Altixes could come under pressure if they do although that is not a quick or trivial task to achieve and by then Itanium could have responded in a future variant.

The thing look like it can scale too, 4-5 Ghz, which is ironic considering Intel's past emphasis on clockspeed.
All in all an interesting novel design and I look forward to trying it out in a PS3.
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  awesome read, very well done, Davidmas2005/02/12 09:30 AM
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