Friday, March 17, 2006

IBM & Rambus sign agreement

Rambus FlexIO™ processor bus and XDR™ memory technologies to be integrated into future Cell Broadband Engine processor-based products

This agreement allows IBM to build Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processors and companion chips using Rambus’ FlexIO™ processor bus and XDR™ memory interface technologies. Rambus’ high-speed FlexIO and XDR interfaces in combination with IBM’s advanced process technology will enable Cell BE system customers to maximize the performance of high-volume consumer products, servers and high-performance computing systems.
Says Kevin Carswell, vice president of worldwide delivery for IBM Engineering and Technology Services, Technology Collaboration Solutions:

"This agreement with Rambus is part of IBM's continued focus on our Cell BE-based chipsets in support of our goal of developing an array of leading edge computing products based on the revolutionary Cell BE architecture."
Says Laura Stark, senior vice president of Platform Solutions at Rambus:

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with IBM and its world class engineering team to provide high-bandwidth functionality to new applications enabled by the extraordinary processing power of the Cell BE processor. This agreement gives us a further opportunity to engage with IBM and bring our revolutionary products to the market.”
Read the complete press release linked at linked here.

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