Cell is a short form of: Cell Broadband Engine Architecture. It is a multicore multiprocessor, scalable via vector processing, for general purpose and multimedia uses, developed jointly by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. The first major commercial use is in Sony's PlayStation 3 game console. The project's budget is estimated at $400 million.

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Cell Microprocessor
Growing entry, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
IBM's Octopiler, or, Why the PS3 is Running Late
Cell's greatest strength and weakness: there's a lot of hardware on the chip, making programming hard, delaying PS3. New compiler intended to ease programming. [Ars Technica] (February 25, 2006)
Holy Chip!
How Sony and IBM may remake entertainment. [Forbes.com] (January 30, 2006)
IBM to Help Others Integrate Cell Processor
Will offer design services to help firms use Cells in many electronic products, more so where image use is high: industrial, medical, aerospace, defense. [Sci-Tech Today] (March 31, 2005)
The Cell of a New Machine
Is the new chip as revolutionary as proponents claim? [Economist.com] (February 10, 2005)
Introducing the IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell Processor: Part II: The Cell Architecture
Technical analysis and overview. [Ars Technica] (February 08, 2005)
Introducing the IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell Processor: Part I: The SIMD Processing Units
Technical analysis and overview. [Ars Technica] (February 07, 2005)
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