IBM, Sony and Toshiba to unveil plans for the "Cell"

By Derek Sooman on February 7, 2005, 12:23 PM
What is the "Cell?" Well, itís a "supercomputer on a chip" apparently, and coming our way soon. Hopefully, it will be very soon, since IBM, Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. will soon reveal plans for the much anticipated microprocessor any day now. The chip, which has been in development for three years, could seriously challenge industry players such as Intel. The Cell has many applications; most notably it should be making its way into the Sony's Playstation 3 when that platform appears some time next year. But supercomputers and even TVs may eventually benefit from this technology.

Go here for an explanation of Cell architecture, and what the Cell promises to do for the computers you know and love.

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Phantasm66 said:
You really should read the link about the explanation of Cell architecture - the Cell has far reaching consequences for the computing industry in general. It has the power to finally topple x86, and even Apple as well. Apple would also be wise to look to using the Cell in their own machines.
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