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Thread: PS3 Cell Processor faster than i7 965 XE

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    Default PS3 Cell Processor faster than i7 965 XE

    Interesting Application for FAST HD video encoding!


    More Info on CodecSys CE-10

    To quote, roughly translated: The conversion of video footage in Full HD movies at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 provides current desktop CPUs with a lengthy task. This allows the transcoding of a movie sometimes half a day.

    In comes Linux Developer Fixstars with a video converter called CodecSys CE-10, which was to encode movies into MPEG-4-AVC format (H.264)

    The Cell processor uses a PlayStation 3 - this format will be predominantly on Blu-ray media or IP-TV via video-stream uses. The CE-10-encoder sends out from a Windows PC, the output data via Ethernet to the console, which finished the encoded data back to th? (the PC)
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    PS3 Cell Processor faster than i7 965 XE

    the Cell processor of the Playstation a performance of 29 FPS, that is 1.2 times real-time conversion - the cell has a similar performance as the CUDA Badaboom encoder in combination with an Nvidia Geforce GTX-285
    By comparison, Intel's current top-CPU, the Core i7 965 XE, does it still at 18 FPS - normal desktop CPUs even create only about 5 FPS

    Here is more info.

    And here

    CodecSys CE-10: PS3 Cell Faster than Core i7 965 XE

    ategory: PlayStation 3 A novel transcoding tool Fixstars (PDF) allows for the conversion of video material on the Full HD format, with the help of a PlayStation 3 in real time, is coming in June 2009.

    To quote, roughly translated: The conversion of video footage in Full HD movies at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 provides current desktop CPUs with a lengthy task. This allows the transcoding of a movie sometimes half a day.

    In comes Linux Developer Fixstars with a video converter called CodecSys CE-10, which was to encode movies into MPEG-4-AVC format (H.264)

    The Cell processor uses a PlayStation 3 - this format will be predominantly on Blu-ray media or IP-TV via video-stream uses. The CE-10-encoder sends out from a Windows PC, the output data via Ethernet to the console, which finished the encoded data back to the PC sends back.

    According to the announcement of Fixstars reached the Cell processor of the PlayStation a performance of 29 FPS, that is 1.2 times real-time conversion - the cell has a similar performance as the CUDA Badaboom encoder in combination with an Nvidia Geforce GTX-285.

    By comparison, Intel's current top-CPU, the Core i7 965 XE, does it still at 18 FPS - normal desktop CPUs even create only about 5 FPS.

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    PS3 as external accelerator - Fixstars CodecSys CE10 'faster than reatime' encoder

    Just chatting with a friend about encoding which he's getting into, and looking up Cell development, I found FixStars are releasing an encoder, the CodecSys CE-10, that runs on PS3 connected to PC as an accelerator over Gigabit. They reckon 1.2x realtime speed at Full HD! Most importantly it means someone's using PS3 as an external accelerator 'board'. This paves the way for other applications to use PS3 as such (my dream of PS3 as a softsynth lives on!)
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    Yes? The Cell processor was designed with this kind of task in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arf9999 View Post
    Yes? The Cell processor was designed with this kind of task in mind.
    Yeah but who though about using it as an HD video encoder for an PC? Well fixstars did.

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    Specialised processors are going to be faster.

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    A fast nVidia card with Badaboom is very quick too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synaesthesia View Post
    A fast nVidia card with Badaboom is very quick too.
    That was mentioned but the PS3 is the better choice for this function it seems. Anyway interesting developments! Soon you will buy a GPU with embeded windows 7

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    Another pointless comparison from IAP. Keep it up, buddy! You never fail to impress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwojima View Post
    Another pointless comparison from IAP. Keep it up, buddy! You never fail to impress.
    Give IAP a break, its not like he is fibbing or anything, he is only stating the facts.
    Roger , Thanks , Cheers.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHURCHILL View Post
    Give IAP a break, its not like he is fibbing or anything, he is only stating the facts.
    breaking news :
    x86-64 is faster than a 8086
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHURCHILL View Post
    Give IAP a break, its not like he is fibbing or anything, he is only stating the facts.
    The point is that this performance on this type of specialised task is not unexpected. Try the Cell on general purpose tasks against the same processor. I also can't tell from this how many Cells they were using for the task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwojima View Post
    Another pointless comparison from IAP. Keep it up, buddy! You never fail to impress.
    And you never fail to show blatant idiocracy. Take your jealous bias somewhere else.

    I merely posted a article of yet another applied application using the power of the PS3. Its not what I do its what others have done with succsess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxibox View Post
    The point is that this performance on this type of specialised task is not unexpected. Try the Cell on general purpose tasks against the same processor. I also can't tell from this how many Cells they were using for the task.
    Is that so. Now who would have though that a R5000.00 piece of "junk" can be used for such a specialised task that would have cost tens of thousands before. You fail to see the bigger picture. The PS3 in a mini super computer at a bargain price. NO ONE STAYED that it is better or can replace the I7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necuno View Post
    breaking news :
    x86-64 is faster than a 8086
    Just trolling I see. Bored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I am Penguin View Post
    Is that so. Now who would have though that a R5000.00 piece of "junk" can be used for such a specialised task that would have cost tens of thousands before. You fail to see the bigger picture. The PS3 in a mini super computer at a bargain price. NO ONE STAYED that it is better or can replace the I7.
    yeah its a super computer compared to super computers from over 10 years ago, which would make the 360 one as well, and the wii if you compared it to 20 year old supercomputers, so yeah everything is a supercomputer, if you go back long enough in time

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    Quote Originally Posted by I am Penguin View Post
    Just trolling I see. Bored?
    not as much as you going comparing apples with oranges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nduimiso View Post
    yeah its a super computer compared to super computers from over 10 years ago, which would make the 360 one as well, and the wii if you compared it to 20 year old supercomputers, so yeah everything is a supercomputer, if you go back long enough in time
    so even the abacus where super computer
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