Since it appears that this is a new platform, or at least semi-new and is not-unrelated to the Apple -> Intel switch, the argument being that IBM makes more dough of off game chip development than "PC" dev:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11...pu_to_deliver/

http://www.blachford.info/computer/Cells/Cell0.html

So, given all the other activity, it seems maybe not a bad thing to at least be aware of this too...

On the last page:

http://www.blachford.info/computer/Cells/Cell5.html

The line I dug was, "This is a 9 core processor, one of these cores is something similar to a PowerPC G5 and acts as a controller."

Ok, _one_ of the _nine_ cores is a G5...cool! So what the blazes does _that_ mean?

Just for "grins", the patent application:

http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...RS=20020138637