from the ahh-scary-close-it-up dept.
XenoPhage writes "Gamasutra has up an article by Jim Turley about the design of the Cell processor, the main processor of the upcoming Playstation 3. It gives a decent overview of the structure of the cell processor itself, including the CBE, PPE, and SPE units." From the article: "Remember your first time? Programming a processor, that is. It must have seemed both exciting and challenging. You ain't seen nothing yet. Even garden-variety microprocessors present plenty of challenges to an experienced programmer or development team. Now imagine programming nine different processors all at once, from a single source-code stream, and making them all cooperate. When it works, it works amazingly well. But making it work is the trick."
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
-- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.