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Introduction to the Cell multiprocessor

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6 Author(s)
Kahle, J.A. ; IBM Systems and Technology Group, STI Design Center, 11400 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78758, USA ; Day, M.N. ; Hofstee, H.P. ; Johns, C.R.
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This paper provides an introductory overview of the Cell multiprocessor. Cell represents a revolutionary extension of conventional microprocessor architecture and organization. The paper discusses the history of the project, the program objectives and challenges, the design concept, the architecture and programming models, and the implementation.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 4.5 )