IBM And Sony Cell Workstation Details

in General Discussion edited January 2014

"ARMONK, NY and TOKYO, November 29, 2004 ? IBM, Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. collectively referred to as Sony Group) and Toshiba Corporation today unveiled for the first time some of the key concepts of the highly-anticipated advanced microprocessor, code-named Cell, they are jointly developing for next-generation computing applications, as well as digital consumer electronics."


? Multi-thread, multicore architecture.

? Supports multiple operating systems at the same time.

? Substantial bus bandwidth to/from main memory, as well as companion chips.

? Flexible on-chip I/O (input/output) interface.

? Real-time resource management system for real-time applications.

? On-chip hardware in support of security system for intellectual property protection.

? Implemented in 90 nanometer (nm) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. "

"ARMONK, NY and TOKYO, November 29, 2004 ? IBM, Sony Corporation (Sony) and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that they have powered-on the first Cell* processor-based workstation."

"The companies expect that a one rack Cell processor-based workstation will reach a performance of 16 teraflops or trillions of floating point calculations per second."
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