Learn how to program your PS3

Cell Processor, MIT, Opensource, PS3
Thanks to MIT, you can now learn how to program your PS3, and any other Cell Processor based gadget. Prof. Saman Amarasinghe and Dr. Rodric Rabbah have put together a wonderful free course on Multicore Programming using the PS3's Cell Processor. Course 6.189, Multicore Programming Primer: Learn and Compete in Programming the PLAYSTATION┬«3 Cell Processor can be attended online here.Course DescriptionThe course will briefly cover the history of the microprocessor evolution, and discuss the reasons for the recent shift in architecture design toward multicores. Students will become familiar with the Cell processor that powers the PLAYSTATION┬«3, and how its design choices compare to other emerging architectures.Students will also learn different programming models for parallel architectures. There will be small hands-on labs to experiment and understand the pros and cons of…
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