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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2006 vol. 26)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 10-24
Yukio Watanabe , Toshiba
Takeshi Yamazaki , Sony Computer Entertainment
Eight synergistic processor units enable the Cell Broadband Engine's breakthrough performance. The SPU architecture implements a novel, pervasively data-parallel architecture combining scalar and SIMD processing on a wide data path. A large number of SPUs per chip provide high thread-level parallelism.
synergistic processing, Cell Broadband Engine, multicore architecture

B. Flachs, M. Gschwind, T. Yamazaki, M. Hopkins, H. P. Hofstee and Y. Watanabe, "Synergistic Processing in Cell's Multicore Architecture," in IEEE Micro, vol. 26, no. , pp. 10-24, 2006.
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