Maximizing Compute-Intensive Application Performance and Portability for the Cell/B.E. Processor
This white paper describes the Cell/B.E. architecture, explains how to use a high-level API to conveniently take advantage of the Cell/B.E. processor’s performance potential, and then describes how an important radar-processing computation was ported to the Cell/B.E. processor using that API. This computational kernel had been developed for a conventional processor. A ten-fold performance improvement was realized when this application was ported to the Cell/B.E. processor—with no changes to the application code.
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