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  The Cell Chip - how will MS and Intel face the music? | The Register
The Cell, from Sony, IBM and Toshiba is the latest; it will be unveiled next week in San Francisco and will ship later this year in the PlayStation3 console and in enterprise infrastructure from IBM.
The Cell is designed to make sure media, or third party programs, stay exactly where the owner of the media or program thinks they should stay.
Cell is designed to scale from handhelds to vast data centers, but the market will begin not with a few enterprising early-adopters, like the micro or the TiVO did, but with a mass market.
www.theregister.co.uk /2005/02/03/cell_analysis_part_two   (952 words)

  
  PlayStation 3 Portal - The PlayStation 3 Cell Chip
Cell's first public demonstration has been announced for the 2005 E³ conference, while the first technical details were released at the February 2005 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
The 'Cell' chip which will consist of 234 million transistors, and have a die size of 221mm sqaured.
The Cell chip uses a highly parallel architecture with a total of 9 cores.
www.ps3portal.com /?page=ps3_cell   (369 words)

  
 Cell Chip Protects Users From Phone Radiation - Mobiledia
The cell chip was created in light of a number of studies in this country and abroad that indicate that radiation from cell phones can cause serious harm to children and adults.
The invention, by BIOPRO, is a tiny cell chip that attaches to the phone and reprograms (EMFs) to neutralize harmful waves.
The cell chip is based on twenty years of proven research and is backed by an independent research study from Research Institute for Vital Energetics Germany.
www.mobiledia.com /news/29472.html   (427 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Technology -- IBM adopts high-performance 'Cell' chip for server line
The “Cell” chip will make its IBM debut in a new line of “blade” servers, which are relatively thin chunks of circuitry designed to perform specialized computing tasks.
Cell is slated to run Sony's PlayStation 3 video game system, which is expected before the end of the year, and high-definition TVs from Sony and Toshiba Corp., the companies that co-designed Cell.
Cell is touted as a game-changing “supercomputer on a chip” because of its unusual design, which includes an IBM Power processor helped by eight additional processors working together.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/computing/20060208-1405-ibm-cellchip.html   (741 words)

  
 BetaNews | Industry Trio Details 'Cell' Chip
Cell is the code-name for an advanced microprocessor that is being jointly developed by the trio for placement in next-generation computing application and consumer electronics.
Monday's release confirmed that the chip has a multicore, multi-thread architecture, made up of a 64-bit Power processor as well was several other synergistic processor cores designed to accommodate "massive" floating point operations.
Cell was designed to be versatile enough to perform a wide range of tasks from powering real-time game operating systems, PC/WS operating systems, and home entertainment applications in addition to high demand supercomputing tasks.
www.betanews.com /article/Industry_Trio_Details_Cell_Chip/1101769987   (642 words)

  
 Cell Chip Puts Intel On Guard - CBS News
Cell's designers say their chip, built from the start with the burgeoning world of rich media and broadband networks in mind, can deliver 10 times the performance of today's PC processors.
Cell is said to run at clock speeds greater than 4 gigahertz, which would top the 3.8 GHz of Intel's current top-speed chip.
Cell's designers said they are running a variety of operating systems on the processor at their lab in Austin, Texas.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/02/08/tech/main672377.shtml   (1101 words)

  
 New 'Cell' chip reveals many talents
The chip could end up inside the PlayStation 3, and elements of its design will be seen in future server chips from IBM.
Cell has nearly "taped out"--an industry term meaning that the chip's pen and paper design and layout have been completed.
The chip will not only perform the heavy computational tasks required for graphics, but it also will contain circuitry to handle high-bandwidth communication and to run multiple devices, sources say.
radio.weblogs.com /0105910/2002/08/07.html   (375 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - IBM adopts high-performance 'Cell' chip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
IBM announced Wednesday that it would incorporate the "Cell" chip into a new line of servers for defense, medical imagery, entertainment and other applications that require sterling graphics and intensive computing.
While Cell's performance is highly regarded, there are skeptics who say it remains to be seen whether the chip will see enough broader uses to truly count as revolutionary.
Cell is touted as a game-changing "supercomputer on a chip" because of its unusual design, which includes an IBM Power processor at its core, helped by eight additional processors working together.
www.usatoday.com /tech/products/2006-02-08-ibm_x.htm   (630 words)

  
 PlayStation 3 chip has split personality | CNET News.com
Engineers from Sony, IBM and Toshiba revealed those and other specifications for the Cell processor during a press conference at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, where technical papers on the Cell design will be presented this week.
The chip will also power the next version of Sony's PlayStation game console, which is widely expected to be released late this year or early next year.
One of the big problems with Cell, said Justin Rattner, an Intel Fellow, is that the processing units aren't identical, a situation that increases complexity and the opportunity for bugs.
news.com.com /PlayStation+3+...+personality/2100-1043_3-5566340.html   (1010 words)

  
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The Cell processor consists of a general-purpose POWERPC processor core connected to eight special-purpose DSP cores.
In this brief overview, I'm first going to talk in some general terms about the Cell approach — what it is, what it's like, what's behind it, etc. — before doing an information dump at the end of the article for more technical readers to chew on and debate.
In its most basic form IBM's Cell does what computer architects have been doing since the first cache was invented — Cell moves a small bit of memory closer to the execution units, and lets the processor store frequently-used code and data in that local memory.
arstechnica.com /articles/paedia/cpu/cell-1.ars   (1117 words)

  
 Cell chip: Hit or hype? | Perspectives | CNET News.com
Others speculated that the chip could drive everything from cell phones to servers, tying them into a grand computing grid.
Big chips cost more to produce, can hide more bugs and can be tough to cram into portable devices.
Memory: Cell comes with an integrated memory controller for high-performance XDR memory from Rambus--which means that the current design works exclusively with this pricey stuff.
news.com.com /Cell+chip+Hit+or+hype/2010-1006_3-5568046.html   (1174 words)

  
 PlayStation 3 Cell chip aims high | CNET News.com
The Cell processor, to be introduced at a research conference next week, implements some radical changes from current chip design.
Chip giants such as Intel have already started working on dual-core chips, but Cell goes several steps further by giving processing units a measure of independence.
Cells can even roam over a network, allowing the processor to perform a type of distributed or grid computing, an increasingly popular enterprise technique in which demanding tasks are divvied up among a gang of networked computers.
news.com.com /PlayStation+3+Cell+chip+aims+high/2100-1041_3-5563803.html   (756 words)

  
 developerWorks : Cell Broadband Engine resource center
Cell BE in the news: PS3 passes FCC tests; IBM to open Innovation Centers to start-ups; Video game industry benefits molecular research; IBM delivers promised Linux-based Cell BE blade server; and more.
Cell Broadband Engine CMOS SOI 10KE hardware initialization guide: Learn the sequences for initializing a Cell BE CMOS SOI 10KE processor, from Power-On Reset (POR) through calibration of the memory and I/O interfaces and the PowerPC Processor Element (PPE) firmware.
Cell BE Linux kernel update: This bug fix upgrade is only necessary for those using both Infiniband and the second Gigabit Ethernet interface.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/power/cell   (402 words)

  
 The 'Cell' That Gave Rise to Convergence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The desktop, based on the Cell chip, is slated to be released in the fourth quarter.
The Cell is the codename for the first chip produced by IBM's 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facility for Sony.
The Cell processor-based development environment is expected to deliver quantum-leap innovation to entertainment applications by using massive data bandwidth and vast floating point capabilities, coupled with a parallel processing architecture.
www.internetnews.com /infra/article.php/3353371   (842 words)

  
 PlayStation 3 chip nears completion - ZDNet UK News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Cell has nearly "taped out" -- an industry term meaning that the chip's pen and paper design and layout have been completed.
The rest of the chip's schedule is a secret, at least for now, he said.
If this chip comes to the market than it means that we will be ha...
news.zdnet.co.uk /hardware/chips/0,39020354,2120395,00.htm   (1676 words)

  
 IBM Debuts 'Cell' Chip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Touted as a "supercomputer on a chip," the processor is about the size of a pushpin (221 mm) but features floating point performance, support for simultaneous multiple operating systems, and clock speeds greater than 4 GHz.
IBM said the Cell chip is a multi-thread, multicore architecture that will support multiple operating systems, including Windows, Unix and Linux, as well as real-time consumer electronics and game operating systems.
After a thorough analysis of the patents issued for the Cell chip by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Halfhill said the processor has the potential to be very disruptive.
www.internetnews.com /ent-news/article.php/3469111   (881 words)

  
 Wired News: Chip Blocks Cell-Phone Emissions
The chip, conceived by a professor at Catholic University of America, designed by Onchip Systems, and manufactured by EMX Group, entered production in April and will be available to the public in June.
Researchers have found EMF radiation damage in DNA cells, as well as evidence that radiation causes memory loss and changes the chemical makeup of the brain.
The chip was originally conceived to be incorporated directly into the cell phone, but it is now being manufactured for cell-phone batteries alone.
www.wired.com /news/technology/0,1282,19606,00.html   (692 words)

  
 'Supercomputer-on-a-chip' microprocessor revealed - info-tech - 07 February 2005 - New Scientist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Details of the chip were disclosed at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, stirring debate over the possible implications for the computer industry.
In laboratory tests, the Cell chip reached a top "clock speed" of 4GHz, which means it can perform more than four billion calculations per second.
Dubbed a "supercomputer on a chip" by its makers, Cell could have a major impact on high-end computing, such as scientific experiments and graphics rendering.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn6976   (493 words)

  
 I4U News - Cell Chip (PS3 CPU) Revealed by Sony, IBM and Toshiba
The prototype Cell chip is clocked at 4Ghz.
The Cell is to support multiple operating systems, such as conventional operating systems (including Linux), real-time operating systems for computer entertainment and consumer electronics applications as well as guest operating systems for specific applications, simultaneously - That is nice!.
The prototype chip is 221 mm2, integrates 234 million transistors, and is fabricated with 90 nanometer SOI technology.
www.i4u.com /article2860.html   (438 words)

  
 Cell microprocessor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM alliance known as STI.
Cell combines a general-purpose Power Architecture core of modest performance with streamlined coprocessing elements which greatly accelerate multimedia and vector processing applications, as well as many other forms of dedicated computation.
This Cell configuration will have one POWER processing element (PPE) on the core, with eight physical SPEs in silicon: one SPE is locked-out during the manufacturing test process—a practice which helps to improve yields—leaving seven SPEs operational in PS3 software.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cell_chip   (4468 words)

  
 IBM, Toshiba and Sony plan next generation Cell chip - Hardware - News - ZDNet Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Under the terms of the original agreement, the three companies jointly developed the Cell processor that lies at the heart of the PlayStation 3--which is expected to launch later this year.
The original Cell chip was released in February 2005, and hailed as a 'supercomputer on a chip'.
At the time, IBM said that a one-rack server using Cell processors could achieve speeds of 16 teraflops: such a machine would be among the ten fastest computers in the world today.
www.zdnetasia.com /news/hardware/0,39042972,39304778,00.htm   (475 words)

  
 PlayStation 3 Cell chip aims high | Tech News on ZDNet
Chip giants such as Intel have already started working on dual-core chips, but Cell goes several steps further by giving processing units a measure of independence.
Cells can even roam over a network, allowing the processor to perform a type of distributed or grid computing, an increasingly popular enterprise technique in which demanding tasks are divvied up among a gang of networked computers.
Cell also implements a number of on-the-chip security measures, mostly aimed at preventing unauthorized copying or distribution of copyright content, Halfhill said.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9584_22-5563803.html   (761 words)

  
 ITworld.com - IBM eyes industrial use for high-performance Cell chip
Cell was developed by the three companies and Sony-unit Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) as a high-power processor particularly suited to graphics applications and has been described by the development partners as a "supercomputer on a chip."
Cell is perhaps currently best known as the chip that will form the heart of SCEI's successor to the PlayStation 2 game console and both Sony and Toshiba have also talked about using the chip in a range of video-related consumer electronics products, such as televisions.
The chip is likely to provide competition for general processor makers like Intel Corp. and also graphics processor specialists like NVidia Corp. and ATI Technologies Inc., he said.
www.itworld.com /Comp/1982/050331ibmcellchip   (622 words)

  
 'Supercomputer on a chip' promised by Cell processor - ZDNet UK News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Trailed as a 'supercomputer on a chip', the Cell is known to encompass many innovations in software and hardware design and will be the chip at the centre of next year's Sony Playstation 3.
IBM has also said that a one-rack server using the Cell processor architecture could achieve speeds of 16 teraflops (thousand billion mathematical operations a second): such a machine would be one of the top ten fastest computers in the world.
The Cell processor is a multi-core design with one core, thought to be based on PowerPC architecture, coordinating eight general purpose attached processing units.
news.zdnet.co.uk /hardware/chips/0,39020354,39186973,00.htm   (593 words)

  
 The Cell Chip's Other Life
On Feb. 8, IBM (IBM) introduced the first computer to harness Cell as part of a major upgrade of its so-called blade servers, used in everything from midsize businesses to huge corporate data centers.
"Cell is targeted at games and embedded applications, and it's not in the mainstream server, mobile, and PC sectors," where Intel dominates, says Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy.
Cell could have a major impact on the defense and aerospace industries.
www.businessweek.com /technology/content/feb2006/tc20060208_094930.htm   (1341 words)

  
 Cell chip development 'almost done' - Toshiba | The Register
'Cell', the massively parallel processing chip being developed by Sony, IBM and Toshiba, is nearly done, Toshiba president Tadashi Okamura has revealed.
PS3 is slated to be formally launched during Q1 2005, but Cell will appear in software development workstations later this year, IBM and Sony promised in May 2004.
Okamura's comments suggest that the trio of Cell partners are on course to meet that deadline.
www.theregister.com /2004/09/15/cell_tapeout   (405 words)

  
 Cell Chip Moves To 65nm Process in 2007Cell Chip Moves To 65nm Process in 2007 - PlayStation 3 News - QJ.NET
Japan's Impress Watch is reporting the PlayStation 3's Cell processing chip will move to a 65 nanometer manufacturing process some time in 2007.
Sony expects shipments of the chip to be made available later the same year.
The Cell chip is currently being manufactured at IMB's Fishkill and Sony's Nagasaki plants on 90nm process, and shifting to the new one will help lower overheads and reduce the amount of heat the chip generates.
ps3.qj.net /Cell-Chip-Moves-To-65nm-Process-in-2007/pg/49/aid/55899   (991 words)

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