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Sony to show Cell-based computing board
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Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 02 August 2007 23:35
San Francisco (IDGNS) - Sony has developed a prototype computer board based on the Cell processor, the same high-power chip used in the PlayStation 3, and will show it at a conference in the United States next week.

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The Cell chip is the product of a joint development project by IBM, Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Toshiba. Each chip contains a main processor and eight subprocessors to deliver around 230G FLOPS (floating point operations per second) of power.

The "Cell Computing Board" prototype, which is small enough to be mounted into a 1U-size server for a 19-inch rack mount, combines the Cell Broadband Engine microprocessor and RSX graphics processor. This pairing results in a high-power computing platform that goes beyond the power of the Cell chip alone, said Sony. The company did not disclose precise performance data for the board.

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