You may have heard the rumors circulating that IBM had stopped Cell development, and it was therefore a failure. Well that was wrong.
hmmm maybe it wasn't such a failure after all xbox fans...
they will still try to spin it
Some quality journalism. Extracts exactly WHAT is being halted. News is 90% idiotic and 10% informative. This is in the 10%.
PLAYSTATION 3 IS TEH DOOOOMMMED!!!!
Interesting. It's very rare that Sony has to reach into their pockets.
All the 360 fools that were dancing about cheering for the end of the cell are now avoiding this thread like the plague. They really have no clue what they're talking about... I hope they all feel like idiots after posting the shlt they did on the last thread. This is funny.
"IBM Have Not Stopped Cell Development" Yeah right, like I've written in one of my last comment three days ago. ;)
.......EPIC FAIL. (i can't believe i fell for such a stupid rumor.)
"The cell is dead in the Water" --- TheSixthAxis What a lame site. "The PS3 is outdated!!! it should use 4G RAM and an ATI HD 5970 since day one!!!" --- Nut PC fanatics. Who the hell started this rumor anyway? Now this got me excited: "IBM have said they are planning to work on other CPU's in the Cell Processor 'family' and we would assume that by the time the Playstation 4 hits market that they could very well be involved on some level." Cell 2 for the PS4???
"But...but...but... it can't be, I read itz on teh netz...."
All that was said was that a specific cell processor design was dead in the water, not all cell processor designs. I'm still confused how they can call the processor slow in the previous article considering the amount of bandwith for data transfer between the cells and their ability to perform real-time processing faster than other chipsets.
thats great, i was just looking at the previous article about ibm supposedly halting cell development and LMFAO at all the fanboy comments saying the ps3 was dooommedd
I'm going to song the "Doom Song" ........links not working , sorry
People are clearly interested in this article. But alas... because it's not from TheSixthAxis and because it's not another PS3 doomed article, it's merely stuck at 280 degrees. Will we ever see this one get the high marks and pop up at the top of the N4G page? Until next time...
Did you see the other article, with all the usual Xbox 360 mouth-pieces clapping their flippers together like trained seals and acting that "that must mean the PS3 is also a failure!" at the news? Makes me feel ashamed to admit I'm a 360 owner sometimes, just because I don't ever want to be associated with that type of element. All I could do was shake my head in disbelief at the level of ignorance on display.
xbox fans have just gotten their wet dreams eradicated. i dont understand all the hate towards the ps3 architecture. I mean, all the 360 fans said that the 360 has better ram/ cpu/ and a much better gpu than the ps3. i guess thats why uncharted 2 looks the way it does and 360 has nothing to match that caliber of quality and presentation. hmmm sony looks well poised to own this gen too. history is repeating itself as we speak
That an updated PS3 processor will go into the PS4. It will be more powerful, but work in the same way; so all knowledge and experience gained by developers from working on the PS3 will go directly to skill with the PS4. The more powerful chip as well as more RAM and a better graphics card (also possibly a new optical drive) will mean the PS4 will have high quality games right away, not having to wait a year after release to see awesome games like Drake's Fortune. I hope this is true, but it was like 3 months ago when I heard it and I can;t remember where.
Sony FTW :) The company surely knows what it is doing and what the future holds for us the gamers.
They are working on the next gen cell.
True. Just like what i said in the recent article 3 days ago: "Yeah you'd want that wouldn't you turd (360) lover. Sony can just hire IBM to produce a restructured cell processor as a side project for the ps4. Sony wouldn't stand aside and just watch a hea;thy investment go to waste. The fact that they incorporated the cell into the ps3 now gives them the advantage of refining it and using an advanced (yet cheap) version for the ps4. This means developers that have been able to master the cell this gen will have a good knowledge of how to program for it. Now this is the fun part. Because developers will have a knowledgeable understanding of it's infrastructure, we should start seeing next gen (ps4) launch games at a much higher quality than we did the ps3 launch right of the bat. Now go troll >>>>"
Yep... for the dummies to believe that IBM would stop all iterations of the most powerful number crunching processor ever is just plain dumb. First gen cell chip is breaking barriers... I can't wait to see what comes of this technology.
You 2 don't understand Fanboy Logic NOW they are crying in the corner, their fragile mind can't stand these XD
So Skynet is still on...
i had 2 sign in jst to LOOOOL at that hahaha
lololol Ahahahahaa... I don't get it...
LOL, that was funny :)
Wow the terminator is still going on.
ANY Terminator reference is OK with me!
Lol. I think I pee'd myself laughing
lol, judgement day cannot be stopped. Only postponed.
Microsoft will send an X-bot into the past, to try to terminate Ken Kutaragi and prevent the development of the Cell. The Sony Librated Gamers will send a TimeSplitter soldier into the past to try and stop the X-bot.
You mean Sony will send a monkey. A flaming monkey...
to lol aswell :) nice comment, made me giggle. and i actually watched Terminator 3 last night - good film!
NOP, is the Cyborg-Chimp
its nice to see people are fans of the cult FPS timesplitters such an awesome game especially future perfect
@ sikbeta My god, those are the guys from Ape Escape...I never realized they were Sony's army from the future, already sent back to PS1 days to prevent armageddon...suddenly this is all starting to make sense...
Please no! We don't need anymore Xbots... from any time! There are far too many!
oh oh, lots of sony haters are going to be upset
but but but the cell is dead
but but but xbox gpu is bettard!!11
"but..but..the RRODz iz teh Coolezt"
The thing is why would they even bother stopping the Cell when they and Sony have invested soo much money into it ? and you know its not used in just PS3s ?
Hmm. Seems quite a few users are going to have egg on their face.
Maybe I'm a genius or I understood the prior article. It seemed pretty clear that IBM wasn't interested in making the 32 SPU cell. Which is the successor to the PowerXCell-8i cpu. It never claimed it was a failure, even though a lot of people tried that spin. They are merely stopping development in that sector and switching to a more GPU/CPU approach for further supercomputers.
Oh god a 32 SPE cell CPU would be an absolute nightmare for developers.
ok that's fine...I wouldn't know I'm not a developer. It's in the story and it's what was cancelled.
not sure if you were being sarcastic but I am fairly certain that good coders would make their code scalable. The problem comes when you introduce a new architecture.
The "magic" behind a good parallel program is to be able to escalate as many processors as possible. Thats why intel is putting so much effort into the i9 cpus. Multi threading is the way to go, unless we reach a massive breakthrough in quantum computing.
The SPE's are a nightmare to develop for even for seasoned programmers. You have to specifically assign an SPE for each task to run on.
32 would be a nightmare like Pandamobile said, what i would do is make a 10-12 (1 one OS and another for backup reasons) and just try to make them better than the ones we have now so their is no need for massive ammounts of them...hell you could even leave it at 8 if u just improved them enough.
are you a developer? no right? 32 SPEs is a wet dream to a competent developer, multiple pipelines, render pass stacks, MASSIVE physics simulations, etc. WHO WOULDN'T BE EXCITED ABOUT THAT?
Nope you are right there was no demand for a 32 spe cell. They will use some cell architect to make some new platform.
LOL the desperate 360 fanboys where coming out of their caves in swarms in hopes of a Sony failure but yet again proven retarded. They just wished something bad would happen to Sony in order to slow their recent success. Well guess what losers, back to your troll caves.
really? like who?
are you serious? did you not read the article on the cell being cancelled? there are over 200 comments on it andmost are from box fanboys, do you need a link or just a list of names/ let me know buddy.
at a quick glance: imnotgoodtenglish CancelationOfTheCell IdleLeeSiuLung scissor_runner Seferoth75 Kurylo3d kewlkat007 shikwan commodore64 wpggamer ApocalyPS3 donscrillinger
I could post a hell of a lot more than that Para, at least 3-4 times the amount you got ~ easily!
all those fools huh. Im shocked and surprised at kewlkat007 though. used to be kool but his comments of late seem to be bordering on lame...The rest are compiled of standard issue sony haters and the misinformed in my eyes. Not all of them are fanboys but it seems they were all a little gullible. Seems when theres not much to hate on sony about the desperate resort to hating on something that has produced most of the best exclusives this gen.....I pity the fools. shoddy journalism and fanboys FTL teh celllz FTMFW oh, to all those who were talking from so far up their anuses they tasted it twice about ps3 owners and our lack of knowledge and blind following of the cell.....STFU and have a look at the best games this gen ESPECIALLY from a technical standpoint....twats. No the cells isnt the 2nd coming of christ but it HAS proved itself to be more than adequate to produce titles like killzone 2, uncharted, GT5 despite it being 'too hardz teh program for'....what does that say about the tech in the other HD console???
"IdleLeeSiuLung said:If you ask IBM, then the Cell was a business failure! IBM invested a [email protected] load of money into this technology, train people into this archaic architecture and now realizes that the market is going towards GPU's instead. To Sony the answer of success might be different, but it appears IBM isn't selling too many Cell driven technology. It's a failure to IBM and IBM is doing the right thing for it's shareholders. " "scissor_runner said:This is so weird I though p3 fans believed that their wasn't going to be a ps4 for another 7-10 years. If you think logicly why does Sony need IBM or why would IBM continue development on some thing that has been eclipsed by nvidia, intel and soon amd...." "serefoth said:PS3 is Not NEXT Gen. It's sad that Sony fans in general are that stupid. It's current gen and with years of fanboy spin it is still in 3rd place and in no shape to catch the Wii any time soon.... " ROFL lets all laugh at these fools
Hey! My name's on that list! I woke up today with the feeling that I was going to win SOMETHING! Lol, look CellBE never hit the mainstream. In PS3 they found a steady contract and there were a lot of companies that bought Cell based servers. But it didn't go any further than that. It would've been great to one day see desktop PCs using CellBE (I think Mercury Systems makes a PCI-e Cell Accelerator Board).
Those dudes were acting like the PS3 would be discontinued. Most of us here know Toshiba owns the Cell production plants. Why would they even ponder the possibility of the already functional and in mass production PS3 Cell being discontinued? Development and production are 2 completely different things! The whole thread was full of crazy straw grasping!
funny how about 10-20 people = masses and swarms lol.... you guys try too hard. I'm amazed
I wasn't going to do it but since you "think" it's only 10-20 people hows this ~ zhuk firstknight jenzo sak500 pornflakes vega75 pp caffman dirtrider SFCP tatotiburon borgome karlostomy jason360 sonyslave patchstation crissy judderman pog [email protected] mint royale lightningPS3 voiceofreason halochampian giantenemycrab giantenemylobster lord of balrogs blur111 uneducated loser foxgod pimpdaddy jijoro 360man Cwalat floppyfeet steven colbert bohemian 23 kingme tplarkin7 agentvx thugbot capitalg fantasystar nainainai militant07 aquanox xlg why dis ravinsheild nlvwithgms JaggedSac rezdev rampant original seed pimpdaddy pumpkinpunker ChrisGTR1 deno qshooterp eliasg Sony Defense Farce yz250 socomnick beardtm dcbronco shutterspeed Dave2001 Sleipnir Jizzle32 YouNoob gnothe1 pickle1234 Droid Control Kurylo3d TheSadTruth JsonHenry IdleLeeSiuLung kewlkat007 Snow evrfighter <---------Notice you are here as well ali the brit ThatCanadianGuy420 Meus Renaissance ambientflier CyberSentinel And that list hasn't been updated in the last couple of months with the likes of these below Pirateogta stillthetruth YLOD service tech 4point7BillionLoss CancelationOfTheCell Rocco Siffredi Alan Wake DLA2K9 Lightsaber LastPlaceConsole shutupandplay Tesselation 360 Soda Popinsky Halo3 MLG Pro imnotgoodtenglish Just to add a few (quite a bit more than 10-20 huh?)...but that is not to say there aren't any (or an equal amount) on the flip side(s) [for the PS3 or Wii].
Poor xbox fanboys. Even the one that named himself "CancellationOfTheCell Must be hanging himself right about now. lmfao
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That's what they get for thinking inside the box. Jump out and play beyond. Where is your God NOW???!!!
haha cool pic bro