The beginning of an interesting series has appeared on IBM’s DeveloperWorks:

The Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) processor has attracted a lot of fashionable attention for applications involving game playing and network data processing. However, there are many other, arguably more entertaining uses for this technology.

In this series of articles I will be using a Cell/B.E. processor — resident within an off-the-shelf PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) — to build a Linux-hosted piece of laboratory equipment…

By the time the series is finished, the author will have documented how to build a simple audio-bandwidth spectrum analyzer and function generator using Linux and the PS3 – [via] [image from] Link