Fedora/PowerPC on PlayStation 3

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Mon Nov 20 10:35:06 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 21:21 +1100, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> I know this is not really fedora related, but I thought the PS4 used the
> cell processor, not a PowerPC processor, and that the cell processors
> were dramatically different to the PPC.
> What gives?

Cell is PowerPC with extra processing units. For more details, see
Google or http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/cpu/cell-1.ars

Fedora has supported the Cell processor since Fedora Core 5 -- I believe
that Fedora is still the only OS which IBM ships on their Cell blades.


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