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Update #44

Today was a good day...

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The initial batch of the "hopefully final" Parallella boards came back to today and they work great! No smoke on power-up, everything that worked on the Gen1 board still works, and....

..we have a complete Parallella computer including USB peripherals and an HDMI screen output!!

Over the coming days we will continue testing and qualifying the Parallella boards coming off the assembly line. The race is now on to get the Parallella into production mode as soon as possible.

The first set of these new Parallella boards will ship out next week!

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      Creator James Yong on December 17

      great news! follow the progress of you guys had been exciting.

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      Creator Adapteva on December 17

      @all We sent out the first two boards to a development partner yesterday and in general testing is going great, but we won't start shipping to backers until Wednesday this week. We are spending time validating and tuning the platform to make sure everyone will be wowed when they get their boards. So far the board really looks great!!

      (ps. Writing this post from the Parallella!)

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      Creator Adapteva on December 17

      @Maximilian @Mark The 64-core boards are all sold out and we still only have a very limited number of 64-core chips. They are not in production yet..we would have needed $3M to get there. Anyone who ordered the PAIR or 64-CORE will get two 16-core boards.

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      Creator Mark on December 15

      Well done! Does anyone know if the 64 core reward will ship as a 64 core or if it is going to be 2 x 16 core? Just need to get some cables for all those micro connectors, now! :)

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      Creator Chris J on December 14

      Have you considered offering a clip on heatsink for the FPGA as an option? This assumes that there is sufficient clearance around the chip. Check out http://www.enzotech.com/index.php… for Xilinx compatible heatsinks, The plastic hold down clip has thin wedges that clip under the edge of the BGA. The clip supports a series of different height heatsinks.

      I've dealt with their US sales office (they are in Taiwan) and they have always been very helpful.

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      Creator Maximiliam Luppe on December 14

      Is it possible to update to a 64-core board before you send the 16-core boards?

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      Creator Adapteva on December 13

      @kloplop321 No need for a fan, but the board still gets pretty "warm". Getting 5 Watts out of a credit card sized board is harder than it looks. We are still working on tuning the board to bring down the power further (through software).

      @Tom When we ship next week, we'll explain exactly who will be getting the boards. Many of the $495 backers received the Gen0 board back in July while others opted for an offer to get an upgrade to 64-core board to be shipped later.

      @Thomas As soon as we have the initial batch of 16-core chips shipped we will build up some 64-core boards.

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      Creator Adapteva on December 13

      Thanks everyone for all the congratulatory words. After a couple of more days with the board things still look very good and we will be starting to ship boards out on Monday!

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      Creator Ola Liljedahl on December 13

      The board has only one Ethernet interface available? The Zync does support two GigEth interfaces.

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      Creator Federico Lucifredi on December 12

      Well done guys!

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      Creator kloplop321 on December 12

      I saw a post recently that the older version needed a fan to blow _on_ it, since it had a heat dispersion problem.

      That's no longer the case, I hope?

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      Creator Tom Potts on December 12

      David - I'd guess the $495 and up - there's over 200 on that.

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      Creator David Buggs on December 12

      Which pledge levels will be getting this initial batch of boards?

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      Creator Miro Karnik on December 12

      That is the message which was worth waiting for :-)
      I hope there are no hiddne bug and the final production stays on the time, I'm really excited waiting for my pair :oD

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      Creator Maxim Kachur on December 12

      Great!

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      Creator 'Yngvald' aka HannesFury on December 12

      Is this real life? Finally, and astounding!

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      Creator Kenichi Kato on December 12

      Well done!!!!

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      Creator israel on December 12

      WoW !!! :-)

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      Creator Michael Hewson (deleted) on December 12

      Outstanding !! Plus you didn't let the magic smoke leak out ... :-)

      Cheers, Mike.

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      Creator Dacian Herbei on December 12

      sweet!
      finally!

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on December 12

      Nice ! christmas is coming to town =)

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      Creator David Preece on December 12

      Holy crap, guys - well done!

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      Creator Jabari Dawkins on December 12

      The finish line is in sight! You all have kept at it, and for that I'm certain we're all grateful! I can't wait to get it! :)

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      Creator Gpurd on December 12

      Outstanding! Keep up the great work...

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      Creator Michael Wild on December 12

      Congrats! We backers are proud of you.

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      Creator Thomas Fjellstrom on December 11

      Great news! Will people in the 64-CORE or PAIR groups be getting any in this round? Any specific order you're shipping out?

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      Creator Mike Field on December 11

      Well done!

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      Creator Rod Gallant on December 11

      Thank you for the update.

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      Creator dw5304 on December 11

      congrats will be looking forward to receiving my board in the mail as well.

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      Creator Augusto Cesar Righetto on December 11

      Congratulations! Looking forward to play with my board!

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      Creator Kyle Falconer on December 11

      Congrats, guys! I can't wait to get my board!

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