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The Parallella project will make parallel computing accessible to everyone.
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Parallella: An Open Source Hardware Project

Posted by Adapteva (Creator)

We are proud to say that we have now published all the hardware sources for the first version of the Parallella board on Github, making the Parallella a proper open source hardware project. The first beta version of the board will go out to early backers soon! We have also updated the detailed specification for the final Parallella board. This version will be manufactured in volume, with over 6,300 boards being shipped to Parallella Kickstarter backers later this summer. The new design files are in process and will be be published openly as soon as they are ready.

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If you are experienced with hardware this is your chance to really contribute to the success of the project by reviewing our work. We have a small window before we have to ship the design files off to the factory.


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    1. fmotta on

      I am a fan of github. It is just plain files and does not lock into some specific other "tool". It'd be a shame to get trapped into something like another tinkercad debacle.

    2. Carl Youngblood on

      Have you considered uploading the hardware sources to upverter? They are supposed to be the github of hardware.

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      Paul Tsai on

      Any more detailed timeline of when to expect the boards? i.e. 1 month, 2 months, etc.

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      Jan Krämer on

      Probably not the review that you have been looking for, but while reading the detailed specification I noticed a few things:

      * Page 2, bottom: isn't it called "creative common_s_"?
      * Page 12, bottom: there seems to be a stray "and"
      * The canges to 128Mb Flash seems to be incomplete
      see Page 9 Figure 2 "32 Mb Flash"
      Page 22 Table 5 "16 Mb Flash"

      And now I am anxious to hold my little board in my hands :-)

    5. ian deal on

      Excellent news. :)