Georgia Tech, Sony/Toshiba/IBM Workshop on
Software and Applications for the Cell/B.E. processor
June 18-19, 2007
Sponsored in part by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, through the STI Cell
Center of Competence
Scope and Goals:Gaming, Virtual Reality, Home Entertainment, Tools and Programmability, and High Performance Scientific and Technical Computing on the Cell/B.E. Processor.
The Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) is a heterogeneous chip multiprocessor that consists of an IBM 64-bit Power Architecture core, augmented with eight specialized co-processors called Syntergistic Processor Units (SPUs). The SPU is based on a novel single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) architecture and is suited for data-intensive processing tasks, such as cryptography, media and scientific applications. The first major commercial application of Cell was in Sony's PlayStation 3 game console. For more information on the Cell processor, please see
- The Cell/B.E. Resource Center
- H. Peter Hofstee, Real-time Supercomputing and Technology for Games and Entertainment, Keynote Talk, SC06, Tampa, FL, November 16, 2006.
For a tutorial on programming the Cell/B.E. processor, visit the Georgia Tech Cell Programming web page.
This two-day workshop will be held on Georgia Tech's campus at the
Klaus Advanced Computing Building.
Klaus Advanced Computing Building,
266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332
There is no registration fee for this workshop. Advance registration is now closed. For on-site registration, please contact Della Phinisee. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses, including airfare and hotel accommodation.
A block of rooms have been reserved for June 17 (Sunday) - 19 (Tuesday) at the Wyndham Midtown Atlanta hotel. Participants can reserve rooms by calling the hotel directly at 1-404-873-4800, or the toll-free reservations number 1-800-996-3426. Please ask for the STI Workshop rate of $124/night + taxes when you make your reservation. This special rate is available only until June 3; once the room block is filled, you will need to find other accommodation in Atlanta. Georgia Tech will provide ground transportation from the Wyndham hotel to the Klaus building in the morning, and transportation back to the hotel in the evening. For a listing of hotels near Georgia Tech, please visit this page.
If you are driving a car to the workshop, please see this information on parking and driving directions.
- Bijan Davari (IBM Research), IBM Fellow and Vice President, Next Generation Computing Systems and Technology
- Dominic Mallinson, Vice President, US Research and Development, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
- Yoshio Masubuchi (Toshiba Corp.), General Manager, Broadband System LSI Development Center
Workshop Steering Committee:
- Doreen Anding, IBM
- David A. Bader, Georgia Tech
- Gordon Ellison, IBM
- Austin Noronha, Sony
- Santosh Pande, Georgia Tech
- Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Toshiba
- Kenji Suzuki, Toshiba
- Bob Szabo, IBM
- Thomas Swidler, Sony