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Awesome Article: The Supercomputer "Cell" Chip...For Apple
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Cody Dawg
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Feb 7, 2005, 09:00 AM
 
Read here.

Dubbed a "supercomputer on a chip," the Cell microprocessor has until now been long on ambition but short on specifics. At a technical conference here, the three electronics giants say they plan to disclose the inner workings of the chip, which is designed to run portable electronics, home entertainment devices and powerful computers.

According to released details, Cell is based on the core of IBM's (Research) existing Power processor line, which is used in desktop PCs made by Apple Computer Inc. (Research) Cell contains multiple cores, allowing it to perform like many chips in one.
Great Monday morning reading...

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Feb 7, 2005, 09:04 AM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
Read here.



Great Monday morning reading...

Everything Apple is involved with is gold!

Check out my post about it, the article I found has few more details about how Apple relates to this.
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Feb 7, 2005, 09:06 AM
 
I wish Apple all the success if it wants to use the "cell" processor! It sounds great! Thank you for sharing the news.
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Feb 7, 2005, 09:16 AM
 
The G4 400 was dubbed a "supercomputer on a chip."

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Feb 7, 2005, 09:16 AM
 
Well, if you have the same thread then...

LOCK THIS ONE, MODS!

Sorry!



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Feb 7, 2005, 11:28 AM
 
Originally posted by sugar_coated:
I wish Apple all the success if it wants to use the "cell" processor! It sounds great! Thank you for sharing the news.
OMGWTFBBQ!!!!11111oneone

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Feb 7, 2005, 11:32 AM
 
There is only ONE WDLove.

ONE.

And we LOVE him.



But, sugarcoated sounds like a nice person also.
     
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Feb 7, 2005, 11:35 AM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
There is only ONE WDLove.

ONE.

And we LOVE him.


Sounds like a cool deal with that chip.


Does it come in Nacho Cheese flavors?
     
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Feb 7, 2005, 11:36 AM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
There is only ONE WDLove.
ONE. And we LOVE him.
Hence the name W(e)D(o)Love ?

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Feb 7, 2005, 11:46 AM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
There is only ONE WDLove.

ONE.

And we LOVE him.



But, sugarcoated sounds like a nice person also.
Thank you, feeling quite humble.

Now the speculation on how soon this cell technology will be on a Mac?

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Feb 7, 2005, 12:22 PM
 
WDLove...I honestly thought about naming our border collie puppy after you!

You have an awesome name.

We almost need a thread devoted to you. We ALL like you. You never have anything bad to say about anyone, ever. You have great karma.

     
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Feb 7, 2005, 12:30 PM
 
Of course, Apple has nothing to do with this.
     
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Feb 7, 2005, 03:00 PM
 
I have to wonder what the power requirements for Cell are...
     
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Feb 7, 2005, 03:17 PM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
[B]WDLove...I honestly thought about naming our border collie puppy after you!

You have an awesome name.
And a great sig img!







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Feb 7, 2005, 03:20 PM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
We ALL like you. You never have anything bad to say about anyone, ever. You have great karma.
I don't. I think he's a sick ****. Just like the rest of us.
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Feb 7, 2005, 03:23 PM
 
Originally posted by CD Hanks:
I don't. I think he's a sick ****. Just like the rest of us.
He is pretending better than we are

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Feb 7, 2005, 03:27 PM
 
Originally posted by turtle777:
He is pretending better than we are

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That just makes it worse. Really.
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Feb 7, 2005, 04:49 PM
 
At least he doesn't quote the Bible. I hate it when people do that, 3/4 of the time it has nothing to do with what the hell you're talking about.

"I think Paul 3:14 said it best."
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Feb 7, 2005, 04:59 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
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Do you have a scripture for that ?

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