Operating systems: RedHat Fedora Core 4
Computer: 2 GHz x86 machine; the faster system, the better.
Hard disk space: 5 GB (minimum) for installing the source package and the accompanying development tools
RAM: 1 GB (minimum) on the host system (less if not using XL C)
this from the FAQ at http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/cell/newto#03
If only I had the time, now im messing with VMWARE to get a linux shell up and running on my machine without having to partition, so itlook slike it will be a while before I can try this. Would be fun though, nothing like getting to mess with something new.