Sony Toshiba IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Processor

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The Sony Toshiba IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Processor is the first Center of Competence dedicated to the promotion and development of Sony Toshiba IBM's Cell microprocessor, an eight-core multiprocessor designed using principles of parallelism and memory latency. The center is part of the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Computing and is headed by David A. Bader.[1][2][3][4]

According to IBM, the center is intended "to build a community of programmers and broaden industry support for the Cell BE processor."[5] So far, the program has resulted in two workshops that involved detailed lectures on and training with various basic cell programming concepts, and has deployed a cluster of 28 IBM BladeCenter QS20 Servers (14 blades) for student and faculty use.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Research News: Grants/Gifts Received" (PDF). The Compiler. Georgia Tech College of Computing. March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  2. ^ Keefe, Bob (2006-11-14). "Georgia, not Austin, gets chip center" (PDF). Austin American Statesman. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  3. ^ "Georgia Tech Establishes Cell BE Center of Competence" (PDF). HPC Wire. 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  4. ^ "IBM announces winners of shared university research awards" (PDF). Verivox. 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  5. ^ "College of computing at Georgia tech selected as first Sony-Toshiba-IBM center of competence focused on the cell processor" (PDF) (Press release). IBM. 2006-11-05. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  6. ^ "One-Day IBM Cell Programming Workshop at Georgia Tech". Retrieved 2007-04-13.
  7. ^ "Georgia Tech Workshop Drives Cell Broadband Engine Processor Research". EDA Geek. 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2007-07-12.

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