Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 21:58 UTC
IBM German website Heise Online has received confirmation that IBM is terminating its Cell processor line. This means that no future development will take place, making the PoweXCell 8i the last Cell processor. Parts of the Cell project will still make it into future processor designs, however.
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Francis Kuntz
Member since:
2006-09-23

Are you kidding ?

You gave us a Sun blog entry to back up your numbers ?

Dude, if I learnt something since the release of Solaris 10, it's that you should never trust Sun.

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dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

Dude, if I learnt something since the release of Solaris 10, it's that you should never trust Sun.


What happened? Did a Sun field engineer eat your sandwich?

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Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Could you please tell us what you know, that we dont? Do you mean that the SUN blog lies about those numbers in the benchmark, the blogger just made up the numbers? When he claims that one Niagara 1.4GHz achieves 24.6 GBit/sec and two Cell 3.2GHz achieves 3.8GBit/sec - it is just lies? In reality, those two CELLs achieved maybe 50GBit/sec? And the Niagara achieved 1GB/sec?

So could give us the correct numbers in the benchmark, if he lies - as you claim? I would like to know what the true numbers are for a CELL cpu. I bet several others here would like to know the true performance. For a large IRL data set, of course. No one is interested in tiny data sets that never occur in real life. And please, give us links also.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Could you please tell us what you know, that we dont? Do you mean that the SUN blog lies about those numbers in the benchmark, the blogger just made up the numbers? When he claims that one Niagara 1.4GHz achieves 24.6 GBit/sec and two Cell 3.2GHz achieves 3.8GBit/sec - it is just lies? In reality, those two CELLs achieved maybe 50GBit/sec? And the Niagara achieved 1GB/sec?

So could give us the correct numbers in the benchmark, if he lies - as you claim? I would like to know what the true numbers are for a CELL cpu. I bet several others here would like to know the true performance. For a large IRL data set, of course. No one is interested in tiny data sets that never occur in real life. And please, give us links also.


I wouldn't even bother trying to extract a reason out of the guys mouth; his attacking the source of the information is nothing less than a variation of ad-hom attack. He can't address the facts displayed to him so he attacks the source of the information - the same sort of thing christian fundamentalists do with the 'origin of the species' who attack Darwin instead of attacking the theory itself.

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