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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:04 AM

CodeSourcery Offers Cell-based Developer Kit
Posted by XanTium | 28-6-2007 23:04 EST

From devxnews.com:

CodeSourcery is the latest company to partner with IBM to support the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) microprocessor by offering Cell support for its Sourcery VSIPL++ signal- and image-processing (SIP) toolkit.

VSIPL stands for Vector Signal and Image Processing Library. It's a C++ library that works with IBM's software development kit for building Cell-based applications. The library is used to make it easy to develop high performance signal and image processing applications at a high level and spare the programmers the difficult task of having to write such difficult routines.

Jules Bergmann, leader of the high performance computing group at CodeSourcery, said the Cell chip really raises the bar in performance, with over 200 GFlops , compared with around 12 GFlops for an Intel or PowerPC chip. "So it raises the level of performance almost by an order of magnitude," he told internetnews.com.

The Sourcery VSIPL++ toolkit will be available in mid-2008.

Full Story: devxnews.com

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