Introducing the Cell Broadband Engine.- The Power Processing Element (PPE).- The Synergistic Processing Element.- Element Interconnect Bus.- Direct Memory Access (DMA).- Programming the Cell Broadband Engine.- Foundations for Program Development on CBE.- The development environment.- Hello World.- An Overview of the SDK.- Basic Algorithms.- Graph Theory on the CBEA.- Alternative methods for parallel programming on SPE.- Computational Mathematics on the CBEA.- Vector Graphics on SPU.- Optimizing SPU Programs.- Case Studies.- Line-of-sight Computation.- Structure Determination using PDF.- Polytope Enumeration.- Synthetic Aperture Radar.- VLSI Design Automation.- Floorplanning: VLSI and other Applications.- VLSI Placement.- Power Estimation for VLSI.- Concluding Remarks.
Practical Programming in the Cell Broadband Engine offers a unique programming guide for the Cell Broadband Engine, demonstrating a large number of real-life programs to identify and solve problems in engineering, logic design, VLSI CAD, number-theory, graph-theory, computational geometry, image processing, and other subjects.
Key features include:
- Numerous diagrams, mnemonics, tables, charts, code samples for making program development on the CBE as accessible as possible
- Comprehensive reading list for introductory material to the subject matter
- A website providing all source codes and sample-data for examples presented in this text.
Explores a wide variety of problems presenting the Cell Broadband Engine in a new, distinctive way
Presents a number of software programming projects which can be used by faculty for engaging students into the area of actual code development for practical high-performance computing
Provides professionals with the tools needed to analyze the capabilities of the Cell Broadband Engine in their application domain