linare computing on the CELL
While we were developing the concept of linear computing, IBM was developing a new generation of microprocessors - the CELL.
From our point of view, the CELL is the first step towards a linear computer:
1) it has fast access to a lot of memory, so you can define at will the fundamental entities of your calculus. and
2) it can operate on 1024 bits concurrently, so you can operate up to some point on canonical numbers.
The CELL therefore allows to shift much of the computing activity from the microprocessor into the memory.