Parallella 3 Year Anniversary
It has now been 3 years since we launched the Parallella project on Kickstarter with the lofty goal of "democratizing access to parallel computing". Starting with a clunky prototype and an understaffed... Read more
Parallella: 100,000+ cores shipped!
Dear Friends and Backers,
Last week we reached a MAJOR milestone. We finished shipping the bulk (97%) of the Kickstarter rewards!!
The 64-core boards are in the final stage of... Read more
The 64-core Parallella is alive!
I am extremely happy to announce that the 64-core Parallella board is alive and well!! The 64-core and 16-core Parallella computers share the same PCB design and on... Read more
The Final Push!
Dear (and patient) friends and backers,
We can FINALLY tell you with 100% confidence that we are in the final stage of producing and shipping ALL of the Kickstarter... Read more
Parallella production update
All 1,500 Parallella boards from this batch are through assembly at our contract manufacturer. 800 orders have passed tests and are now in the "shipping" pipeline stage... Read more
Parallella Build Progress
Dear Friends and Backers:
Great news! The Parallella boards are starting to roll off the production line. So far we have 300 boards built up with more boards being built... Read more
The Build Starts This Week...
Dear Friends and Backers:
Since closing our funding round at the end of December we have been fighting major lead time battles. As many of you know distributors these days... Read more
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... Read more
Dear Friends and Backers,
It took much longer than expected, but we can finally disclose more details about "the announcement" that we mentioned back in mid November. The really great... Read more
First Parallella User Created Video
We thought you might like to get external validation that the Parallella actually works so here you go..
One of the most active Parallella forum members "@shodruky" received a... Read more
First Shipment Status
Since last Wednesday we have been busy ramping up our production test flow and validating all the features on the Gen1 Parallella board. We are very pleased to announce that... Read more
Today was a good day...
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,... Read more
The Parallella is feeling blue..
The fabs are back and as you can see we have made a late change to the look of the Parallella board. It's now blue! Interestingly enough I don't think... Read more
Finally a breakthrough!
Dear Friends and Backers,
My sincere apologies for disappearing off the face of the earth for the better part of a month! Due to very unfortunate circumstances that materialized in... Read more
Dear Friends and Backers:
Not sure where to start… The last couple of months have been a disaster and I am disappointed to report that we are still weeks away... Read more
Parallella HDMI now works! Thanks Antmicro!
The Parallella project just took a huge step forward thanks to the incredible debugging efforts of our new best friends from Antmicro over in Europe.
As noted back in the... Read more
A Much Overdue Parallella Hardware Update
First of all, we apologize for the long interval between Kickstarter updates. We do post news and updates almost daily on Parallella Community Forum, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Github... Read more
Shipping Parallella to early Kickstarter backers!
Last week we put together the first large scale Parallella cluster. The system consisted of 42 Parallella boards (for a total of 756 CPUs), with the total power consumption coming... Read more
Parallella: An Open Source Hardware Project
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... Read more
Progress report and shipping update
We are happy to announce that we can finally offer updated delivery schedules with some confidence. We wish we could have done it earlier, but there was simply too... Read more
Parallella now runs Ubuntu!
Great news, the Parallella is now a real computer!! The gigabit ethernet port is working and the full Ubuntu desktop version is up and running! The full story is posted... Read more
Parallella runs Linux!
We are making progress! This picture shows bare-bone Linux up and running on the Parallella board. To get this far we actually need a lot of things to work, including:... Read more
The first Parallella boards have arrived!!
Finally, after many months of non-stop (but fun) work we were able to hold actual Parallella boards in our hands!
So far so good! A recollection of... Read more
Continuing the drive towards an open Parallella platform
While you are waiting for news about the Parallella board power-up, you might want to check out these latest developments.
A Parallella Platform Reference Design: A how-to guide for building... Read more
Parallella design files shipped to manufacturer!
It took longer than expected, but the first revision of the Parallella board has been sent off to the manufacturer and we will have the first 10 Parallella boards built... Read more
Epiphany drivers released as open source
We are pleased to announce that we have now published the driver and library sources for the Epiphany SDK to go with the GNU tool chain that Embecosm published previously.... Read more
Parallella Reference Manual
Now that the Parallella board design is finally stabilizing we can release rev-zero of the Parallella Reference Manual. Here is the blog post describing the document release. In the same... Read more
A First Look at the Parallella Board
The screen shot above shows the latest Parallella board placement (after three major redesigns) and we are now within striking distance of meeting the aggressive project design and cost constraints... Read more
First Parallella prototypes shipped!
Today we reached another Parallella milestone in shipping the first prototype boards to backers! These prototypes obviously aren't the final form factor boards, but they represent a major system integration... Read more
Parallella Forum, SDK, Boards, and More
Progress is definitely speeding up for the Parallella project, but as always time is the enemy...Here are some of the things we have been done in the last... Read more
The last few weeks have been VERY busy. We are pushing forward in parallel on many fronts and making good progress.
The builds for the $10k and $2.5k backer... Read more
First Post Funding Update
What a finish! We’re still recovering…As memorable as that was, let’s NOT do THAT again! If we ever do this again, we will show up with “the whole package” from... Read more
Making the case for Parallella
There was a fantastic backer request to get a case add-on for the Parallella board. Thinking about the Raspberry Pi and Arduino efforts we realized we had missed the fact... Read more
The Adapteva Story
Our favorite blogger and bit-banger Clive "Max the Magnificent" Maxfield has written up another really positive article at EETimes. Thanks Max!
Here's another article he did a couple of... Read more
More rewards and final push
Some reward tweaks were requested, so here they are:
1.) We lowered the pledge level for getting access to a prototype Parallella board and engineering support to $2,500.... Read more
New Rewards and Add-Ons
64-core version of the Parallella board now offered!
The Epiphany-IV (64+2) core Parallella board will be offered for pledges above $750. We really wish we could offer it cheaper!... Read more
We REALLY need your help in spreading the word!
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... Read more
New "SuperTV" video is NOW up at our Kickstarter page
Here's a summary of what can be seen in the new video:
- Running a proper Ubuntu 12.04 desktop O/S on the dual core ARM A9 Zynq device
- Kinect sensor connected... Read more
Parallella "relaunch" at 6pm today on Kickstarter!
We will be doing a soft relaunch of the project video to show what our Parallella computer could do for non-programmers at 6pm today! If you like it, tell EVERYONE... Read more
Testimonials from partners & students that worked with Epiphany
Here are some video testimonials and white papers from partners and students who have worked with the Epiphany for a long time(some of them for years). We think the fact... Read more
SDR and Cognitive Radio on Parallella
This update is for all of our Software Defined Radio backers. We put together a quick white paper together with a researcher at the Swedish Defense Research Agency showing how... Read more
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... Read more
More evidence that the Epiphany multicore processor is a proper CPU
We are running about a day behind schedule in regards to updates this week, but things are moving forward quickly with the Parallella hardware platform.
We have now documented two... Read more
Update Schedule This Week
You may have noticed that the Parallella campaign is saturating. Still, we haven't given up yet and we hope you haven't either!
Here's our plan for this week:
Tuesday: Publish... Read more
Face Detection using the Epiphany Multicore Processor
We are getting very close to being able to show off the real time demo videos that everyone wants to see..but we are not there yet. It would be a... Read more
Parallella Survey Results
So far we have 894 survey results and they are interesting enough that we wanted to share them with everyone. Sorry if we couldn't record everyone's "other input in this... Read more
The Parallella Roadmap
As Moore's Law slows down, silicon real estate efficiency will become a dominant concern and the most efficient architecture will always win in applications that put a premium on cost... Read more
Demos, white papers, and example projects
There have been a lot of requests for demos and examples (and rightfully so!). Here's a taste! There will be more demos published in the coming week. Clearly one of... Read more
New Cluster Rewards
We have added two more major rewards that will be part of our plan to help out with parallel programming education. We are working with our academic partners and hope... Read more
Epiphany Documentation Release
We promised that we would released our documents if we reached $500,000 by today. We are not going to reach our goal..but we are still going to release the documents... Read more
The 64-core reward has been added as a selection. Note that the 64-core version at $199 is only possible if we reach our stretch goal of $3M. If we don't,... Read more
New $199 Parallella Pair Reward!
There have been lots of requests for a $199 reward, so here it is! The new reward, which includes a pair of Parallella boards can be chosen by anyone who... Read more
Thank you everyone for giving us hope! We still have a long way to go but having 1000 people believe in us and a parallel future means we have a... Read more