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Thursday, May 13, 2004

More development on Sony and IBM's Cell chip: Both companies plan on releasing workstations based on the chip to help assist in multimedia and game creation. Considering how well companies are taking IBM's main computer chip (PowerPC will be found on XBOX 2, the chips can be found in some routers, Macs, etc.), the cell chip that has been years in the making is anticipated to be quite amazing. The ExtremeHack article also suggested that it could help movie creators quickly move characters over to games if the system is used for both such tasks. Sounds like it has potential...we'll just have to see what's to come. Maybe my next system will be based on the Cell processor :p


  1. Anonymous10:46 AM

    So...Macs are powered by PowerPC chips that are made by IBM...but PCs are "IBM-Compatible" machines...implying that Macs aren't...something is WRONG here.

  2.'s true, IBM is an interesting company. IBM-compatible implies that the computer architecture used includes a motherboard and components based on original IBM specifications with an Intel-based x86 processor. However, Apple uses an IBM PowerPC chip to power the Apple-based motherboard and components. I guess that's what happens when a company produces a standard but still wants to be a part of the market it lost control of.