STI (Sony-IBM-Toshiba) has said all along that they plan to see Cell commercialized far beyond the upcoming PS3, so it was no surprise when Mercury Computer Systems announced back in June that they planned to use the Cell in unspecified aerospace, defense, and medical imaging applications. Today, Mercury unveiled the first fruits of those plans, in the form of a dual-Cell blade server.
Mercury Announces Dual-Cell Blade Server
2005-10-10 Hardware 10 Comments
Does the Cell processor support out-of-order execution? There was an article a while back where developers talked about what they thought about the next-gen consoles and a developer mentioned that none of the new CPU’s supported it.
With out-of-order execution being the norm, do compilers optimize for multiple pipelines or do they leave it for the CPU?