New IBM blades feature Cell chips

February 10th, 2006

IBM announced its new blade lineup featuring Intel’s Xeon, PPC, and Cell processors. Sony will be using the Cell processors in the PS3 due to released by end of this year (Thanksgiving?). Addition of Cell processor blades to their mainstream lineup, leaves me to wonder, what supercomputing applications require functionality of Gaming; these are not general purpose processors. Several of these blades would make a Super PS3 ;), albeit a very pricey one at that.

CNET reports.