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The Parallella project will make parallel computing accessible to everyone.
The Parallella project will make parallel computing accessible to everyone.
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We REALLY need your help in spreading the word!

Posted by Adapteva (Creator)

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!)

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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@gizmodo.com

tips@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/

Comments

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    1. Sean Michael Stimac on

      This is incredible how much has been raised in the past 24 hours. Great job getting the word out and marketing this folks. I'm so stoked, if the numbers keep rising the way they have been, next Spring I'm going have one these. I'm getting excited about this hardware all over again!

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      Michiel Bijnens on

      The thread on tweakers.net is starting to gain a little bit of momentum as well! Someone mentioned diy-drones, that always gets people excited :D

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      Robert Åkerblom-Andersson on

      Hi I'we tried to spread the word to friends and also posted to Google Plus earlier today:
      https://plus.google.com/u/0/101372835757809463996/posts/2Bnu3r5kSH9

      I hope you get some big backer really soon, tell them not to wait until the last minute, rather tell them to put in a pledge directly to "get the ball rolling" and then they might be able to adjust their pledge in the last minute....

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      Tincman on

      @Adapteva, my pleasure! This architecture is something that I have been waiting for... I definitely don't want to see this fail!

    5. Adapteva Creator on

      @Jonathan Thanks for posting, and thanks for sharing the ripple link. I hadn't see that Google+ feature before. Really cool!

    6. Adapteva Creator on

      @Tincman Thank you for fighting the FUD! It's impossible for us to be everywhere at the same time, so your help is really invaluable.

    7. Jonathan Brier on

      I posted these out on the official GridRepublic and BOINC Google+ and Facebook pages last night and today... hopefully some of the volunteer computing enthusiasts will back the project and help share this further.

      Facebook BOINC/GR:
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/BOINC
      https://www.facebook.com/GridRepublic

      Google+ BOINC: https://plus.google.com/117150698502685192946/posts/JtvieC1YkPp the reshare ripples are interesting: https://plus.google.com/ripple/details…

      Google+ GridRepublic: https://plus.google.com/104690413534448036352/posts/7wyg91JQiRR

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      Tincman on

      I definitely support getting the word out! I will say however reddit is already awash with links, and I think I'm one of the few people trying to diffuse some of the FUD that is being spread... it's starting to get quite exhausting.

      The links are definitely controversial, but they are getting decent upvotes in a good portion of the subreddits :]