Cell Broadband Engine Processor-Based Systems White Paper


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Source: IBM
Date: January 2008
Type: White Paper
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Overview: The Cell B.E. processor ushers in a new age of capabilities for Digital Media, and by extension other High Performance Computing applications. The core CPU is based on IBM’s Power Architecture, called a Power Processor Element. Restructuring will be needed to take advantage of the SIMD SPEs, and the resultant bandwidth and computational power may yield significant performance for some algorithms and workloads. Two (2) Cell B.E. Processors enable the dense computing power of the IBM Blade Center QS20 which is the first execution of a long term Cell B.E. processor-based systems roadmap.

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