At Mon, 20 Nov 2006 21:21:15 +1100,
Rodd Clarkson wrote:
I know this is not really fedora related, but I thought the PS
cell processor, not a PowerPC processor, and that the cell processors
were dramatically different to the PPC.
The Cell is a PowerPC plus 8 co-processors. The OS runs on the PowerPC core.
Cell combines a general-purpose Power Architecture core of modest
performance with streamlined coprocessing elements which greatly
accelerate multimedia and vector processing applications, as well as
many other forms of dedicated computation.
The PPE will work with conventional operating systems due to its
similarity to other 64-bit PowerPC processors, while the SPEs are
designed for vectorized floating point code execution.