IBM Talks PS3 Processor, Backwards Compatibility

In a new interview with Reed's Electronic News, Tom Reeves, VP of semiconductor and technology services at IBM, has spoken candidly about the future of microchip manufacturing, focusing on the IBM-co-designed Cell processor, which is used by Sony's PlayStation 3.

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achira6530d ago

good and interesting article.

shotty6530d ago

10 to 20% yield on cell doesn't sound good for sony. Also doesn't it worry people when he talks about it like if it's within warranty you return it if not tough luck. It seems to me that the SPE have a tendency to stop working after a certain period which is why they are trying for 8 SPE so it 1 breaks then it's alright but more than 1 then your screwed, too bad if you started with 7. For the people intent on getting a ps3 get a 3 or higher year warranty from a reliable store like best buy because something tells me this isn't the last we hear of dying SPEs.

ASTAROTH6528d ago

The article is about Sony internal development teams you MORON. Sony's internal are amongst the best developers in the industry surpassed only by nintendos internal development teams. Wait till these guy exploit what can be done with the PS3.

PS360PCROCKS6528d ago

That was uncalled for...all he was saying is that if one fails the PS3 will fail as well so get a warranty last I checked that was clearly stated in the article, about that though I never though about that, the PS3 has so many things that can break, it's like having 8 processors in one box, I hope they dont screw these launch ones up for people

Cyclonus6527d ago

from a SonyZombie like Asstaroth. they only know how to respond with hate and vitriol

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Sony CEO says although AI "has been used for creation," it's "not a substitute for human creativity"

"AI is not a substitute for human creativity. We position it as a technology that supports creativity. Creativity resides in people. We will continue to contribute to people's creativity through technology," the CEO said.

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1nsomniac20h ago(Edited 19h ago)

...not yet but 100% within the next 10 years!

..Then Sony will use it like the drop of a hat. They're no different to the others.

isarai17h ago(Edited 17h ago)

They used to be 😞 sure it was always a business, and money's always the priority, but they used to have a very strong stance on supporting artists and creativity. "Dont f#@k with the artist" was a phrase they touted a few times back in the ps1-ps3 era, a philosophy carried over from their music branch PlayStation was created from. It's not COMPLETELY gone, but it's barely there compared to what it was back then, i just want them to return to that.

isarai10h ago

Ugh, i really wish people would stop gambling people's livelihoods by turning a project/game into their political soapbox. Im all for statements and having your own opinion, but there's more people working on this than just druckman, ham fisting your political beliefs onto just seems inconsiderate for everyone elses job security when it can result in a failure due to people avoiding it for that reason.

I play games for escape, im so tired of nearly every AAA game blatantly dragging real world issues to shove in my face when I'm trying to take a break from it all. They don't even bother to be subtle about it, quite the opposite, it's blasted and force fed to you and it's just getting exhausting

Einhander197251m ago

People are taking a whole interview and cutting it down to clips that make him look bad and take what he actually was saying out of context. For example he also said things like this AI has "ethical issues we need to address"

-Foxtrot9m ago

@Einhander

Why defend him at this point?

It’s not taking things out of context, he said what he said.

Old ND would never talk about soulless AI taking over so many creative things they are well known for. The whole “ethical issues” is just a good PR spin people who push this crap fall back on to make their statements not seem as bad. So many AI lovers do this.

AI has no place is so many creative based things.

Einhander197257m ago

Well yeah, because everyone else is using it so they need to stay competitive. It's the same as paid online, they didn't want to go that route but their competition was making so much money they needed to add paid online just to keep up.

XiNatsuDragnel18h ago

Good statement but hopefully this holds up

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The Digital Dragons 2024 conference event was a huge success story

"Three days filled with specialist lectures delivered by almost 200 speakers, three thematic summits, and over 2600 guests from almost every corner of the world - the capital of Małopolska became the capital of the games industry for a few days.

Organized by the Krakow Technology Park, the Digital Dragons Conference once again showed that Poland is attracting more and more attention from the world's biggest industry tycoons for a reason." - Digital Dragons.

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Atari has acquired the Intellivision brand, ending the first ever console war

Atari has acquired Intellivision. The company announced today that it had acquired its long-time rival, ending one of the original console rivalries, dating back to the 1970s.

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darthv721d ago

Wow.... two of my earliest gaming platforms. All they need is Coleco to round things out.

This is like Nintendo buying SEGA.

OtterX21h ago

YES! Colecovision was my start! I came to know Mario there in Donkey Kong before the NES was even a thing. :)

Golfcoachh19h ago

Yes such fond memories. My first was the odyssey, but I really started gaming on my colecovision. Had atari and intelivision but coleco was by far the best of the bunch to me.

Kratos_Kart200718h ago

Yes...a gamer from my era...LMAO

Coleco was good...LOL

shinoff218313h ago

Mine was atari. You guys go back further then me even

anast23h ago(Edited 23h ago)

Good piece of history here.

edit: I wanted to read it but the cookies pop up is stopping me.

badboyz0923h ago

This was just before my time. I do remember my mom's friend having one all dusty in her apartment back in the day.

[R.I.P.} Ms. Irene

Abear2123h ago

People forget that console wars are part of the history of this industry. The console wars were started by competitive companies all the way back then and continued through Sega vs Nintendo, Jaguar/3DO/NeonGeo, and PlayStation vs Nintendo and Xbox.

These companies are across oceans and competing for the same business. These companies created the console wars, not crazy fanboys.

anast21h ago

Console wars are fun. It's fun to be a fanboy too. I don't get what's wrong with any of this as entertainment.

darthv7221h ago

Young kid school yard banter was fun. 30-40+ year olds still doing it is just disturbing. Many my age (50+) grew out of that a long time ago. We may still have our preferences, but we also embrace a more central position because there is a lot to enjoy on a wide range of genres and systems.

You'll understand one day and then things will forever change.

shinoff218313h ago(Edited 13h ago)

Atari to nes. Mario bros hooked me

Petebloodyonion18h ago

The only thing back then was that the game would still appear on competing platforms.
Remember the Coleco Vision could play Atari2600 games via an Expansion modude.