Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing

STI Center of Competence for the Cell Broadband Engine Processor

Cell Processor

Sony Toshiba IBM

2nd Annual Georgia Tech, Sony/Toshiba/IBM Workshop on Software and Applications for the Cell/B.E. Processor

July 10-11, 2008
Atlanta, GA

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

Workshop Program and Slides

Scope and Goals:

Advancements in Cell/B.E. Platforms, Applications and Run-time Environments.

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 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. Participants are requested to please register online by 30 June 2008. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses, including airfare and hotel accommodation.


A block of rooms have been reserved for the nights of July 9 (Wednesday) and July 10 (Thursday) at the Marriott Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/17th Street (+1-404-745-1000) hotel. Participants can reserve rooms by calling the hotel directly at the phone number above, or the toll-free reservations number 1-800-321-2211. Please ask for the STI Workshop rate of $144/night + taxes when you make your reservation. This special rate is available only until June 18; once the room block is filled, you will need to find other accommodation in Atlanta. Georgia Tech will provide ground transportation from the Marriott Residence Inn hotel to the Klaus building in the morning, and transportation back to the hotel in the evening.

If you are driving a car to the workshop, please see this information on parking and driving directions.

Keynote Speaker:

Allen McPherson Allen McPherson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
The Cell at Los Alamos: Ray Tracing to Roadrunner

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Workshop Steering Committee: