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What software would you like to be optimized for AltiVec/Cell?
Poll ended at Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:15 am
PostgreSQL (Database) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
MySQL (Database) 19%  19%  [ 12 ]
Blender3D (Raytracer/Renderer) 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
Ogre3D (3D game engine) 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
ODE/Open Dynamics Engine (physics engine, used in 3D games) 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
C++ STL (macstl exists, maybe continue development, merge with main C++ STL) 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
libmcrypt, UMAC (in general crypto/hashing stuff) 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
X.org (XRENDER) 33%  33%  [ 21 ]
gmp (multi precision libray) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
SSL (plus mod_ssl, etc) 13%  13%  [ 8 ]
Total votes: 64
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:13 am 
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Hi Folks, please have a look:

MPC8610: Integrated Host Processor

Let us know what you think...;)

R&B :)
This looks like a very good CPU, greatly suited for a mid-range laptop, if the price is right it would prove to be one great solution for PowerPC lovers! Plus it has Altivec :-)

Konstantinos


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We had a significant discussion about this thread today with a *new* -- but only a *potential* -- CELL licensee/buyer.

Any more thoughts on any of this? Please post.

We might end up building a CELL reference design?! :D

We would have never thought that... Thanks!

R&B :)
Well, according to some

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20 ... ation.html

Cell is here to stay for a long time and play an important role in media processing and high-performance computing. With the backs of IBM, Sony, Mercury, etc, I would consider it a very wise decision to jump onto the Cell boat and make money out of it. But again, mid-range is missing, only low-end (if you consider the performance of the PS3 low-end :-), and high-end systems are available with the Cell CPU. The PS3 is unsuitable as a development system, as well as the 1U servers and blades from SONY/IBM. AFAIK, only MC produces Cell workstations, but these are again in the high end region. I would think anyone who would produce mid-range Cell workstations with pretty much standard peripherals (SATA, USB2, etc) would find a nice niche market to profit upon :-)

Konstantinos


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