Linked by Kris Shaffer on Thu 24th Mar 2005 19:07 UTC
Editorial Wishful thinking? Yes, but let's consider the possibilities. The last couple years have seen significant advances in hardware production and design. One of the more interesting (and potentially revolutionary) developments to take place this past year is the announcement of a new CPU, the STI (Sony, Toshiba, IBM) Cell processor.
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by Legend on Thu 24th Mar 2005 19:31 UTC

I don't see any useful relation to the Cell either. The additional cores in the Cell are mostly vector computers, although much more powerful then a SSE or AltiVec unit, they are not universal cpus, like the power-core that is for those generic tasks in the cell. At least everything would still have to touch the power core, which I would not call acting like cpus with several cores.

Where the cell's vector units could be helpful

- Encoding/Decoding VoIP.
- Encoding/Decoding Video/Audio streams.

But they for your article, Intel has a better fitting virtulization technology!