Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing

STI Center of Competence for the Cell Broadband Engine Processor

Cell Processor

Sony Toshiba IBM

Georgia Tech, Sony/Toshiba/IBM Workshop on
Software and Applications for the Cell/B.E. processor

June 18-19, 2007
Atlanta, GA

Sponsored in part by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, through the STI Cell Center of Competence

Workshop Program and Slides

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

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.

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