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PPU & SPU C/C++ Language Extension Specification

Software Reference Manual
This document describes language extension specifications that allow software developers to access hardware features that are not easily accessible from a high level language, such as C or C++, in order to obtain the best performance from a Synergistic Processor Unit (SPU) and a Power Processing Unit (PPU) of the Cell Broadband Engineā„¢ (CBE). This document also includes function specifications to facilitate communication between SPUs and PPU, and it lists a minimal set of standard library functions that must be provided as part of a standard SPU programming environment.

Publication Number: v2.6

Revision Date: 08/25/08

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