Cell architecture to be detailed at ISSCC unveiling tonight

Information about IBM and Sony's Cell processor is due to be revealed later today at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, with the unveiling of PlayStation 3 now expected to follow next month.

IBM will be outlining the architecture of the chip, which is aimed both at consumer applications ranging from televisions and media centres to games consoles and at high end "supercomputer" applications, in a presentation at the conference.

Cell is, of course, set to be used in the PlayStation 3 console, which gives the chip an automatic market for tens of millions of units - and it's thought that the PS3 will feature four or even eight of the processors, which are designed to work efficiently together in parallel...

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News source: gamesindustry.biz

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