The Cell Processor

Thursday 8 November 2007

6.30 - Tea; 7.00 - Lecture starts; 8.30 - Networking/buffet

John Easton CEng CITP MIET MBCS MIEEE Senior Consulting IT Specialist and Technical Staff Member, IBM Systems & Technology Group Infrastructure Innovation

IBM United Kingdom Limited, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3AU

Organised by the IET, in conjunction with the BCS About this event The desire for increased realism is driving a convergence between super-computing and entertainment. In 2000 Sony, IBM and Toshiba started work to develop a new processor to meet these needs.

Initially delivered inside Sony's PLAYSTATION 3 games console; the Cell Broadband Engine is the result of that collaboration. The chip delivers new levels of performance and power efficiency beyond what is achieved by traditional PC processors and will enable entirely new classes of applications, even beyond those we contemplate today.

This session will look at the processor itself and show how its architecture allows it to deliver this outstanding performance, as well as showing examples of how users in a range of industries (many far removed from media and entertainment) are harnessing this computational power to deliver systems that have been impossible to contemplate building before.

Pre- Registration Required: To register please contact: Richard J Moore