December 1, 2005

Modeling the Muscular Interconnects of the Cell BE

Anonymous Reader writes "The good news is that the Cell Broadband Engine processor's Element Interconnect Bus (EIB) will allow applications that are qualitatively unlike anything possible on previous hardware. The bad news is that this gives a whole new class of potential bottlenecks and performance issues to resolve. Compare this design to the first implementation of the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) Architecture, developed jointly by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, and get an up-close look at its performance figures and characteristics."
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