New board based on PS3 processor to be unveiled next week

Sony's new board - Image 1A collaboration between three giants in the hardware industry, IBM Corp., Sony (and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.,) and Toshiba Corp., has given life to a new prototype computer board. The board, powered by the PS3’s powerful graphics processor, will be presented at SIGGRAPH in the US next week.

The “Cell Computing Board” can do up to 230G Flops and

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.

SIGGRAPH will be held from August 7 to 9 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Via Yahoo News

Sony's new board - Image 1A collaboration between three giants in the hardware industry, IBM Corp., Sony (and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.,) and Toshiba Corp., has given life to a new prototype computer board. The board, powered by the PS3’s powerful graphics processor, will be presented at SIGGRAPH in the US next week.

The “Cell Computing Board” can do up to 230G Flops and

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.

SIGGRAPH will be held from August 7 to 9 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Via Yahoo News

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