All 1,500 Parallella boards from this batch are through assembly at our contract manufacturer. 800 orders have passed tests and are now in the "shipping" pipeline stage with the remaining units still undergoing testing. Not surprisingly, testing has been the major bottle neck so far. Needless to say, we are now working on speeding up test times.
Many of you will be getting shipping notifications in the next couple of days!!
As a reminder, we are still waiting for more bare PCBs to complete the build cycle of the remaining ~4,800 Parallella units.
I hope you have time to check out the ray tracing demo above from @shodruky, one of our most prolific supporters. We absolutely love that all of his work to date has been published under an open source BSD license! Check out some of the projects that he has created in the last 6 weeks (without ANY support from us!).
1.) An openGL command server that allows the Parallella to leverage a Raspberry Pi as an inexpensive "graphics accelerator".
2.) A scalable parallel Mandelbrot demo.
3.) An open source parallel ray tracer tutorial for the Parallella. I highly recommend looking through his source code. Lots of neat tricks in there.
4.) Debugged our Ubuntu desktop environment.
The hardware was always the easy part. The real fun starts at the application level:-)
I am confident that if >10% of our Kickstarter backers turn out to be as prolific and collaborative as @shodruky, the Parallella project is going to be an enormous long term success!!