Technische Universität München Robotics and Embedded Systems

Evaluation of the Cell Processor Architecture

Type SEP, BA, MA, DA ps3.jpg
Supervisor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois Knoll
Advisor Dipl.-Inf. Simon Barner
Research Area Embedded Systems
Associated Project EasyKit
Programming Language C/C++
Usefull skills Low-level programming, Electronics
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The Cell processor basically consists of four components

Computationally intensive tasks can be computed in parallel by the PPE and the SPEs that can exchange data with main memory or external data storage using DMA (direct memory access). Since a SPE's load/store operations can only access local memory, they entirely rely on DMA to send or receive data.

In the course of this student project, the following items will be dealt with:

If the project is to be performed as a MA or DA, additional emphasis will be put on conceptional / theoretical aspects such as the evaluation of existing software development approaches for the Cell architecture.


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