Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Mercury ships PS3 - kind of

I've been watching the emergence of the Cell microprocessor in areas other than the PlayStation 3 and thought to point this one out to you.

The article grudgingly makes the point that gaming is related to other fields where data visualization is used. We're not talking about simple graphs, here. But visualization of seismic or medical data. There are actually a large number of fields where this is very important. Intense calculation is required and the Cell does it all in this area.

Expect to see a lot of this sort of Cell implementations. It's a marvelously well suited device for this. IBM and their partners have what looks like a killer design win here.

I want one. Jane? You missed my birthday. Better late than never.


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