Sunday, March 20, 2005

Sony's Cell Microprocessor

Things have been too busy for me to write any more articles lately.  To tide you over, here is something I found interesting:

The Cell Processor is going to be the heart and soul of the next Playstation.  It is a joint effort between Sony, Toshiba, and IBM.  It is supposed to run on everything from the PS3 to workstations.  More interesting than what it will be used in, however, is what it is all about.  What does the Cell processor look like?  What are its advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional CISC or RISC processors?  AnandTech takes a careful look at the Cell.  If you have any interest in processors, give this article a read. 

Update:  Here is another article on the Cell processor, this time by Ars Technica.


  1. The Cell is fab. And just feel that lovely GNU/Linux goodness!

  2. Isn't most of the Cell chip's power single-precision vector processing?

    Somehow I don't think it'll be as useful outside of certain strictly media-related applications as Sony would have us believe.

  3. hi
    i need sony micro processor A4751431A for my sony stereo has tell me the price if it's available