Toshiba Started To Ship Sony PS3 CELL Based SpursEngine SE1000

Posted: Apr 8 2008, 2:28am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:15am CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals


Toshiba started to ship Sony PS3 CELL based SpursEngine SE1000
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Toshiba Corporation today announced the start of sample shipping of the SpursEngine SE1000 (SpursEngine), a high-performance stream processor integrating four Synergistic Processing Element (SPE) cores derived from the "Cell Broadband Engine" (Cell/B.E.) - the Sony PS3 CPU.

Toshiba announced the SpursEngine last September.
SpursEngine is a co-processor that integrates a hardware codec for Full HD encoding and decoding of MPEG-2 and H.264 streams with four SPEs derived from Cell/B.E. These advanced processing elements offer high performance media streaming capabilities, with a clock frequency of 1.5GHz, while achieving low power consumption range of 10W to 20W.
The maximum performance of the SE1000 is 48GFlops.

Toshiba will support developers working on SpursEngine applications with a comprehensive reference kit that includes a reference board and essential middleware APIs. The reference board has a PCI-Express edge connector that can connect to an x1 layer slot in a PC. Toshiba will also provide an integrated development environment (SPE compiler, SPE debugger, and performance monitor) and sample applications that demonstrate how to use the provided middleware.

Sample shipping started from today, and Toshiba expects sales of 6 million units within the first three years of the SpursEngine’s release.
Via this Toshiba press-release.

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