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IT Manager's Journal: Will Big Blue Open Source the Coming Cell Chip?

Mar 04, 2005, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"There has been far more speculation than actual details of the Cell chip--a next-generation computer processor being developed jointly by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. However, beyond the general information on the chip's architecture, capabilities and potential applications revealed last month, the publication of more about Cell on the Power.org site leads one close observer of the technology, Jim Trounson, to predict IBM will open source it.

"Trounson, who is among a group from industry, academics, and finance forming Cell Industries, contends that the increased amount of information on Cell appearing on Power.org forecasts IBM's course for Cell..."

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