Designing fast fourier transform for the IBM cell broadband engine

Virat Agarwal, David A. Bader

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The Cell Broadband Engine (or the Cell/B.E.) [6, 16, 17, 34] is a novel high-performance architecture designed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM (STI), primarily targeting multimedia and gaming applications. The Cell/B.E. consists of a traditional microprocessor (called the PPE) that controls eight SIMD co-processing units called synergistic processor elements (SPEs), a high-speed memory controller, and a high-bandwidth bus interface (termed the element interconnect bus, or EIB), all integrated on a single chip. The Cell is used in Sony’s PlayStation 3 gaming console, Mercury Computer System’s dual Cell-based blade servers, IBM’s QS20 Cell Blades, and the Roadrunner supercomputer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationScientific Computing with Multicore and Accelerators
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781439825372
ISBN (Print)9781439825365
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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