The Parallella Supercomputer project on Kickstarter is almost funded, but we need one more "big push"!
Wow things are really racing along with regard to the Parallella Supercomputer project on Kickstarter.
When I posted my first blog on this topic on Tuesday of this week, the project had raised only $439,565 of their $750,000 goal.
I just visited the project on Kickstarter now they are up to $611,504, which means that $171,939 has been pledged in just three days!!!
But we still need to raise $138,496 for this Kickstarter project to go forward.
The deadline is Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:00 p.m. EDT, so there are only about 30 hours to go at the time of this writing.
Why do I care? Well, several reasons, actually, not the least that I've made the $99 pledge myself, for which amount I shall receive my very own Parallella Supercomputer
but ONLY if the Kickstarter project reaches its goal.
But the main reason is that I really like Andreas and the folks at Adapteva I remember a couple of years ago when Andreas left his job, disappeared down into his basement, and fed (occasionally) on sandwiches prepared by his long-suffering wife -- single-handedly invented a new computer architecture, designed his own System-on-Chip (SoC) from the ground up including learning how to use all of the EDA tools then took the device all the way to working silicon and a packaged prototype (click here to see that epic tale).
The $100 Parallella Supercomputer is the next chapter in the story the combination of Adapteva's Epiphany multicore processor chip and Xilinx's Zynq All Programmable SoC with its dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and traditional FPGA programmable fabric.
Block diagram of the Zynq-based Parallella personal supercomputer.
Oooooh, the things I will be able to do with this little beauty
BUT ONLY IF THE KICKSTARTER PROJECT
REACHES ITS GOAL!!! (Sorry
I didnt mean to shout).
So please help me spread the word start pinging everyone you know on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and so forth. This is a chance to make a difference let's not blow this opportunity for the sake of only $138,496.
A Zynq development board with an Epiphany daughter card
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