Now, obviously the PS3 will work, but will it work as it's supposed to? The Inquirer has some horrific figures showing just how crippled parts of the system are. More worrying is the lack of info on whether these issues will be fixed.Of course, numbers are numbers. If it stays crippled, let's see how programmers make do with it.Cell local memory read bandwidth is a stunning 16MBps, note that is a capital M to connote Mega vs a capital G to connote Giga. This is a three order of magnitude oopsie, and it is an oopsie, as Sony put it "(no, this isn't a typo...)".
If you can write at 250x the read speed, it makes Cell local memory just about useless. That means you do all your work out of main memory, and the whole point of local is, well, pointless.