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News: Sony to show Cell-based computing board

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Posted: 12:18PM

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There was a lot of speculation on how the Cell processor would perform as a standalone computing device when the chip was announced two years ago by IBM, Sony and Toshiba.  The most prevalent use of the chip, of course, is in Sony's PS3 console.  Besides gaming, the PS3 has prooved to be a phenomal asset to the [email protected] project.  IBM has announced its Roadrunner supercomputer project based on the Cell processor as well.  Now Sony is slated to demonstrate a Cell-based computer board next week at SIGGRAPH. - Nemo *News Editor*

"The "Cell Computing Board" prototype, which is small enough to be mounted into a 1U-size server for a 19-inch rack mount, combines the Cell Broadband Engine microprocessor and RSX graphics processor. This pairing results in a high-power computing platform that goes beyond the power of the Cell chip alone, said Sony. The company did not disclose precise performance data for the board."

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