Designer of the Cell CPU: “more powerful than a Vindaloo from a Newcastle curry house”

Peter Hofstee, one of the main designers behind the new 7 core CPU, the Cell, which will be powering the upcoming PS3 console, recently spoke at a lecture in Texas on the development and potential success of the Cell CPU.

Only time will tell now as we wait for the launch of the PS3 in November worldwide this year, plus hopefully an early look at this years E3 conference where Sony is expected to have playable consoles on the exhibition floor for people to play with.

The Cell, jointly developed by IBM, Toshiba and Sony, had a $400 million investment from Sony. As Hofstee puts it, ‘this is about as serious as it gets’, in terms of Sony’s influence on the development of this new CPU.

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