Hardware and software architectures for the CELL processor

  title={Hardware and software architectures for the CELL processor},
  author={H. Peter Hofstee and Michael N. Day},
  journal={2005 Third IEEE/ACM/IFIP International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS'05)},
The Cell processor is a first instance of a new family of processors intended for the broadband era. The processors will find early use in game systems (PlayStation3TM), a variety of other consumer electronics applications, a wide variety of embedded applications, and various forms of computational accelerators. Cell is a non-homogeneous multi-core processor, with one POWER processor core (two threads) dedicated to the operating system and other control functions, and eight synergistic… CONTINUE READING