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MIT, IBM team up on first PlayStation 3 course

Excerpt from physorg.com,

"MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and IBM have announced the recent completion of the first course in the United States structured around the capabilities of the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.), the microprocessor that powers the new PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system."

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Lord Anubis3844d ago

CELL is a good platform to study, once tackling CELL other solutions will be simpler

bootsielon3844d ago

It has 8 cores. So less than that should be simpler and easier. More than that would simply be learned by induction. Its architecture is harder than those of conventional processors, son that's one more reason to learn. It's probably the perfect processor to learn programing for the future of multicore processing (before quantum computing takes over).

Maddens Raiders3843d ago

I'm about 100% sure that a very related article was posted about 4 weeks ago re: MIT students and a PS3 course involving Ray - Tracing and a reflective qualtities program per the course.

Merovee3843d ago

That was a graphics class and the were just testing it on PS3's. I beleive this class has more to do with teaching architecture and RISC programming. Not sure though.

Bill Gates3843d ago

You 360 boys still think the 360 can beat the PS3 at [email protected]?......hahahahahha

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the PS3 IS one very advanced piece of hardware.