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

“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


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