low cost development hardware
Posted Nov 11, 2005 1:24 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: low cost development hardware
Parent article: Cell Broadband Engine Software Development Kit Version 1.0
What do you think Playstation 3 is, a toy?
Pretty much. Have you tried to run Eclipse or any other heavy IDE on computer with 256MB RAM ? Not a pretty sight. 256MB PS3 can be used for OpenOffice and may be even for some videoeditiong, but developer platform ? No, it's not it.
Now if SONY will create something like "PS3 Cell Demo" with at least 1GB RAM (preferrably 2GB) - this will be "the thing". Even it'll end up twice as expensive as regular PS3 (XDR is quite expensive AFAIK but SONY is buying in bulk so I think 2GB should cost roughly the same sum for the end user as PS3 itself).
Will this ever happen ? Probably not: SONY missed so many opportunities as of late that one more opportunity lost will by par for the course...
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