[Beowulf] [FoRK] (Pimpin' for) Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone by Adapteva

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Oct 25 08:23:35 PDT 2012


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From: Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:09:55 -0500
To: fork at xent.com
Subject: [FoRK] (Pimpin' for) Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone by
	Adapteva
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Ok folks.  This looks to be the Arduino or RaspPi for parallel computing.  I'm psyched about it and I'm one of the unclosed "potential big backers" mentioned.  This isn't going to replace G*PU in the data center but this gets cheap exposure to the masses.  I think this thing has some real potential in the hobbyist / maker / hardware hacker / pedagogical space.

Be nice to have a much more open (like this) solution here, in this space.

Final push here.  If they get within striking distance I'll probably step in to close it out.

$0.02 (well, really, a whole lot more.)

jb


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> From: Kickstarter <no-reply at kickstarter.com>
> Date: October 25, 2012, 10:00:08 CDT
> To: jbone at mgrep.com
> Subject: Project Update #18: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone by Adapteva
> Reply-To: No Reply <no-reply at kickstarter.com>
> 
> 
> Project Update #18: We REALLY need your help in spreading the word!
> Posted by Adapteva
> We really wish we could have been this ready from day one of the Kickstarter, but we couldn’t wait with the launch. Time has been our enemy from day one at Adapteva. After the project is funded we will tell you about all the details. It’s kind of an interesting story.
> 
> We are now working the press hard from our end and have some potential big backers that we are will try very hard to close with today and tomorrow.
> 
> There is still hope, but we REALLY could everyone’s help in blanketing the earth with Parallella news over the next two days. We will try to make it as easy as possible, so here are some ideas/tweets/posts suggestions to start with. (most of them inspired by backers!)
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Email/Facebook/Ideas:
> The project is STILL fundamentally about parallel programming but we have now shown that we have a ready prototype of a REAL working computer. At $100, maybe some of your non-techie friends would line one, so anyone who feels comfortable spreading the word through facebook/email, please do. 
> Maybe it would be a great computer for your kids to hack around with? Who knows, maybe it would even inspire a life-long passion for programming and electronics? Maybe get one for a non-techie brother, sister, parent and help them set it up in their living room? I am sure they would love you even more.:-) 
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adapteva/parallella-a-supercomputer-for-everyone
> Thank you!!
> 
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> 
> Tweet Suggestions:
> 
> A $100 Zynq based computer, are you kidding me? http://kck.st/UGQjG3 
> 
> An ARM based 5 Watt computer that runs Ubuntu Desktop for under $100. http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella a smart(er)TV for $100? http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella: The first truly open OpenCL hardware platform. http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella: 18 CPUs at 800MHz, 25 GFLOPS, 1GB DRAM, $100. Sweet! http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella a hackable platform. http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> The $100 credit card sized Parallella combines FPGA, ARM, and DSPs. http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella runs OpenCV: http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella will be great for SDR: http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> At $100 wouldn’t the open Parallella be a great education platform? http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> What could Parallella do for DIY drones? http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> What could Parallella do for robotics? http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella, the ultimate “thin client”. http://kck.st/UGQjG3
> 
> Parallella, a computer your kids can carry around in an Altoid tin can. http://kck.st/UGQjG3 
> 
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> 
> News Site submission suggestions:
> (Pick any of the tag lines from the Tweet section or make up your own)
> http://hackaday.com/contact-hack-a-day/
> 
> http://news.ycombinator.com/submit
> 
> http://www.reddit.com/
> 
> tipbox at gizmodo.com
> 
> tips at techcrunch.com
> 
> www.engadget.com (tip us link at the bottom right corner)
> 
> www.drdobbs.com
> 
> www.stackoverflow.com
> 
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> Forum/Community Posts:
> If you are an active member of a forum, please consider posting a question that would start interesting dialogue about Parallella. Please do NOT spam, but if you think your community would genuinely benefit from the Parallella platform, the please post. We are REALLY interested in finding out what these communities think about the project. If you are a developer and you can speak with confidence that you will be able to complete a project on the Parallella, even better!
> 
> http://xbmc.org/
> 
> http://slashdot.org/
> 
> http://opencv.org/
> 
> http://www.khronos.org/opencl/
> 
> https://bitcointalk.org/
> 
> http://www.minecraftforum.net/
> 
> http://www.emulator-zone.com/
> 
> https://meego.com/
> 
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/ (note: suggestion for collaboration only, not competition!)
> 
> http://beagleboard.org/discuss (note: suggestion for collaboration only, not competition!)
> 
> http://www.adafruit.com/contact/
> 
> http://123kinect.com/kinect-forums/
> 
> http://forum.xda-developers.com/
> 
> http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_index.php
> 
> http://foldingforum.org/
> 
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