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IT Manager's Journal: IBM's Power-style Promotion of Cell

Sep 22, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"As prospective developers learn more about the powerful new Cell processor, jointly developed by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba, the strategy to create applications for the next-generation chip may embrace the Linux and open source community, similar to what IBM did with the Power processor.

"IBM's Peter Hofstee, a lead architect on the highly parallel chip intended for the next generation of consumer electronics, said the backers of Cell have been 'quite pleasantly surprised' at the level of interest in the processor from open source and other developers..."

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