Parallella Shipment Update
Dear Friends and backers,
Now that everything is finally on the table, we can provide a more complete summary of where the Parallella board production pipeline stands.
But first, we want to share this awesome demo that community member @shodruky did! It's a great example of how an application can be broken down to run in parallel on the Epiphany with minimal effort. Check out his close to linear speed-up improvement going from 1 to 16 cores. Very impressive! His code example can be found HERE.
Parallella Shipments Status:
- $10,000 and $2500 Backers received a final version Parallella board
- Backers up to #90 have either received boards or have boards in transit
- All $25 backers have been shipped T-Shirts
In order to build up all of the 6,300 Parallella boards we need to get every single part on the board in house. All in all, that's over 3M components. We were able to order some of the longer lead time parts back in early December and we wish we could have ordered the whole BOM at that time, but unfortunately our purchasing power was essentially dropped to zero for a few weeks until the new funding came in.
Unfortunately in today's environment, few distributors carry inventory in major quantities so it only takes one missing part to cause significant manufacturing delays. We are working with our distributor to get every single part for the 6,300 unit build in house asap and will let you know if any delivery issues come up. At this point the time critical item is the Parallella PCB and there is little we can do to speed up the delivery of these parts.
- 1,500 PCBs expected by January 28
- 10,000 PCBs expected by February 15th
- Zynq, DDR, PMIC, Clock Driver, Ethernet Phy, Epiphany all set with 7,000 units
- Rest of BOM is in the process of being procured.
The next major milestone will be when we have all the material procured and ready for use in a massive Parallella board build.
Other Material Bought To Date:
- 1300 Accessory kits
- ~3000 Power Supplies
- 1900 Cases
- ~3000 SD cards
- ~5000 different cables
- 10,000 boxes, antistatic bags, and box labels
- 10,000 heatsinks
- 110 Ethernet switches
- 550 T-Shirts
There is certainly still a lot of work to be done to make sure the massive 6,300 unit Parallella build happens quickly and ships without a hitch, but at least it's more or less under our control.
For those lucky few who already received one of the first 100 boards sent out, please post pictures/videos!