The Parallella project will make parallel computing accessible to everyone. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 27, 2012.
Demos, white papers, and example projects
There have been a lot of requests for demos and examples (and rightfully so!). Here's a taste! There will be more demos published in the coming week. Clearly one of our greatest challenges will be to convince everyone that the Parallella board and Epiphany chips are not "vaporware". Yesterday we published the Epiphany architecture and SDK manuals. Today we are publishing white papers and source code for some important signal processing and mathematical kernels running on the existing Epiphany chips and boards.
The main messages we want to portray with these demos are:
1.) How well the architecture scales to large array sizes. We know a lot of you are interested in much more powerful chip and board combinations for the future.
2.) How few restrictions there are for expert programmers. No magic library calls or proprietary drivers required.
3.) How it should be possible to build abstraction layers above the fabric exposed in these demos to make parallel programming practical for even novice users.
We hope that these examples will excite those developers who are interested in looking behind the curtain. Rest assure that we are working on flashier demos that should appeal to a wider audience.