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The Cell Processor

Torsten Hoefler

The x86 architecture has been the de facto standard for many years. Attempts to take the turn, like Intel tried with the VLIW Itanium Architetcture were desastrous. But the x86 architecture is not able to fulfil the demands of today's market. Several additions have been proposed (MMX,3dNow,SSE1-3), but the Cell approach takes them to the next level.