December 13, 2005
Cell Broadband Engine Processor DMA Engines
Anonymous Reader writes "The Cell Broadband Engine Architecture (CBEA) is unique in the sense that it consists of a powerful SMT PowerPC core with special auxiliary SIMD processing units. Each of these units are called synergistic processing elements (SPEs) and are capable of running compute-intensive applications. The SPEs of the Cell BE make it well-suited for graphics applications like gaming, image processing, and hi-definition TVs."