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Cell/B.E. processor

Cell/B.E. processor is a chip

developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba in which several parallel computing units are integrated on one chip. The IBM derivative is called PowerXCell8i. The technology with several parallel computing units increases the computing speed considerably and offers substantial efficiency advantages.

The Cell/B.E. processor consists of different processor cores and knows hybrid concepts on chip level and is used in supercomputers. The goal is hybrid computing with computing power of petaflops, which cannot be achieved with previous technology.

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Updated at: 05.01.2009
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