2007-02-05

Extreme Multiprogramming

I just found these notes from some sort of lecture on multiprocessing. I'm most interested in the notes about the Cell and of course the 360!

3 comments:

Ben said...

So, looking forward to the 80core intel cpu in five years time I suppose? :)

eulogy said...

Well... it all depends.. haven't really read that much about it apart from the basics. Programming for these beasts is a complicated task, especially with todays (popular) languages. I hope the 80 core cpu is at least symmetric or it will be hell to try and code for it. This is for instance one of the reasons why I think the ps3 isn't as good as Sony wants us to think it is. 3 general purpose CPUs (Xbox 360) are better than one general purpose and 9 vector units - at least for game programming. Scientific apps on the other hand is a whole other story.

Benjamin said...

Read some comments about the cell processor being used in servers. PS3 being more or less a way to get it into mass production, so you might not be so far off on that sci-usage though.