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 IBM's Octopiler, or, why the PS3 is running late

Interesting article on the cell processor.

"What IBM has in mind is what I would call a tiered approach to Cell. At Tier I, there's the "expert programmer" (IBM really means "expert programming team") who codes to the bare metal, manages memory alignment and traffic flow issues like NYC's finest, and just generally makes all the parts of the Cell scream in perfect harmony. This guy, if he exists, is going to be worth his weight in gold. No, scratch that. He'll be worth Marlon Brando's weight in diamond-studded platinum. "
IBM's Octopiler, or, why the PS3 is running late

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 28, 2006 )


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