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This CELL can save your life

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I won’t pretend I understand hardware jargon. Actually, I do a little, but whenever you start using words like Gigaflops, pipelines or even RAM, my mind starts to mimic mush. Same goes for cars – I don’t really care about cylinders or stuff like that, as my queries stay around the areas of “How fast does it go?” and “Will it drives over stuff?”

Thus, if you want details, head here. But this is another new development from Sony’s CELL processor, a chip the company intended to expand beyond its initial application on the PlayStation 3. Did you think IBM co-developed a new CPU just for a games console? The point of CELL was to bring high-end computing power to a range of applications and platforms. This new card from Fixstars plans to deliver 180GFLOPS of power on the workstations housing it. The company feels that financial simulations, technology calculations and image processing for medical purposes will be the fields that benefit from the GigaAccel 180.

Last Updated: April 8, 2008

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