Programming the PlayStation 3 easy?

Sony claims PlayStation 3 will be easy for developers, which seems like a comment directed at Microsoft’s Xenon and XNA development platform. But then they seem to contradict themselves and describe how difficult it’ll be to split tasks up on the Cell processors. We discussed the Cell in my Parallel computations class on Monday and …

Media Center-related uses of a Dual Core CPU

Addicted to Digital Media reports on uses of Dual Core CPUs. Now this is cool: "Demo’d an Intel-based LRPC with Pentium-D dual core processor and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 playing back WMV HD video while also processing a 3D game (eg. Doom3), recompressing the video into MPEG-2 and distributing it to another device & …