IBM to release details on cell processors

ibmIBM plans to reveal key details of their up-coming “Cell” processors today, It’ll be interesting (or not) to see what the IBM ‘roadmap’ looks like in more detail. With Apple’s shift to Intel processors IBM is left with Sony and the PS3 as one of the biggest customers for the new cell processors. Job’s did mention more Power PC processors “in the pipeline” at Apple, but the details on which if any of the new cell processors will be used in Apple hardware are shaky at best.

The chip, which is being jointly designed by IBM, Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp., has nine separate computing engines, known as “cores,” to carry out multiple functions at once.

The press release I cited mentions no times or places other than “Barcelona Spain” nice and vague just the way I like it.


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