Application acceleration with the cell broadband engine

Guochun Shi, Volodymyr Kindratenko, Frederico Pratas, Pedro Trancoso, Michael Gschwind

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The Cell Broadband Engine is a heterogeneous chip multiprocessor that combines a PowerPC processor core with eight single-instruction multiple-data accelerator cores and delivers high performance on many computationally intensive codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5372183
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Cell Broadband Engine
  • Chip architecture
  • Chip multiprocessing
  • Compute-intensive processing
  • Data-intensive application architectures
  • PowerXCell 8i processor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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