Cell chip specs to be opened

Date 24-May-2005 23:18:22
Topic: Hardware News

IBM will unlock door to Cell

Rick Merritt
EE Times
(05/23/2005 9:00 AM EDT)

San Jose, Calif. — The three developers of the Cell processor are preparing to release full chip specifications and software libraries in an effort to rally the open-source community around the device that powers the Sony Playstation 3. With the outlook for the multicore chip's use beyond Sony's internal systems cloudy at best, the partners are hoping to spark its uptake in applications ranging from HDTVs to supercomputers.

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