The Parallella Uncovered and Other Updates
In our careers,we have found that some engineers get very quiet when they don't work others get quiet when the do. We would like to think that we belong to the second group...
Over the last week we have put all of our energy (and then some) into putting together a compelling use case for non-programmers. We finished this work Monday and spent all of today putting together a new pitch for the front page of the project. It will be posted tomorrow afternoon!!
Once it's up there we really need you help to cover the globe with Parallella news for the remaining 3 days of the campaign!!
In the meantime, here are more details about the Parallella board feature set.
Parallella Host CPU Introduction
Throughout the Parallella Kickstarter project we have described the Epiphany accelerator in great detail but we haven’t talked much about the dual-core ARM-A9 host processor on the board. Today we are officially announcing that the host processor is the Zynq7010 from Xilinx, a wonderful little device that combines a very capable CPU sub system with programmable logic inside a single low cost chip. For us, it was love at first sight! Finally an FPGA device with the right balance of logic gates, CPU horse power, and price point for our needs. The figure below shows how we are combining the Xilinx Zynq processor with our Epiphany accelerator chip to create a very disruptive platform. The Parallella board is truly a heterogeneous parallel computing platform that encourages programmers to use the most efficient resource to get the job done.
(The complete post can be found here:)