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From: Pal-Kristian Engstad <pal_engstad@n...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] More registers in modern day CPUs
Hi,

IBM sells their IBM BladeCenter QS20 blade for around $20,000, which may 
be a bit much for most people. Instead, why not install Linux on the 
PS3? Or buy 3 or 4, for the price of one "gaming PC"? For instance, 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLte5f34ya8

Thanks,

PKE.

Christophe Raffalli wrote:
> David MENTRE a écrit :
>   
>> Hello,
>>
>> "Harrison, John R" <john.r.harrison@intel.com> writes:
>>
>>   
>>     
>>> Both the old Inmos Transputer and the the more recent IBM/Sony/Toshiba
>>> Cell processor have/had a dedicated area of fast memory, rather like a
>>> giant memory-based register file.
>>>     
>>>       
>> The Cell SPE has 128 registers of 128 bits.
>>
>> http://www-01.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/techdocs/FC857AE550F7EB83872571A80061F788/$file/CBE_Tutorial_v2.1_1March2007.pdf
>>
>> "Synergistic Processor Elements (SPEs) The eight SPEs are SIMD
>>  processors optimized for data-rich operations allocated to them by the
>>  PPE. Each of these identical elements contains a RISC core, 256-KB,
>>  software-controlled local store for instructions and data, and a large
>>  (128-bit, 128-entry) unified register file."
>>
>>
>> Yours,
>> d.
>>   
>>     
> And apart from the playstation III (under linux for sure ;-), what kind
> of not too expensive computer
> can we buy with Cell Processors inside ?
>
> Regards,
> C.
>   
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