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Thursday May 04
The CELL Microprocessor
Nicolas Mäding, Advisory Development Engineer, IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH

The Cell microprocessor is a first instance of a new family of processors intended for the broadband era. Cell is a non-homogeneous multi-core processor, with one POWER processor core and eight synergistic processors optimised for compute-intensive applications. The Cell processor supports many of today's programming models by introducing the concept of heterogenous tasks or threads. The presentation gives an overview of the hardware architecture and hilights exemplary application areas.

Nicolas Mäding received his M.S. degree from the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany, in 2001. He joined IBM in 2001 at the IBM Development Laboratory in Boeblingen, Germany. Nicolas Mäding worked in several areas of the Cell Processor development, including logic design, integration and system bringup. He is currently an Advisory Development Engineer for Vector Fixed-Point unit developments of the IBM Server and Technology group. His interests focus on computer architecture, high frequency design, low power,and design for testability and reliabilty.

Nicolas Mäding
Advisory Development Engineer
IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH

With 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate, IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Over the past 45 years, IBM has extended its business solutions into entertainment, professional sports and more recently games. As a longtime leader in the online gaming industry, IBM has helped some of the world's top games companies build profitable businesses with a full range of hardware, software and services offerings. Inside the consoles of every major video game system you'll find IBM technology. And inside IBM you'll find the expertise to help game companies reduce expenses while increasing efficiency and profitability in a complex yet boundless market. In 2005, IBM received an Emmy award for technical achievement in broadcasting.

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