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Kickstarter Hardware Economics

Some time ago I wrote an article at EETimes about running a hardware Kickstarter campaign. Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of people misunderstood the article. This post addresses some of the comments made by various people. Why are you blaming Kickstarter? I am not. The original title was “Kickstarter Hardware Economics”. The title was […]

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9 Small Companies Poised to Reshape HPC Hardware

Adapteva highlighted by THE PLATFORM as one of 9 small companies poised to reshape HPC.  “To address the much larger playing field, we handpicked some key companies that might be poised for growth as we usher in the pre-exascale era and its need for performance in a more dense, lower latency, and most important, energy […]

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An Introduction to Semiconductor Economics

This blog post is in response to a recent topic on the Parallella forum regarding Adapteva’s chip cost efficiency (GFLOPS/$): [forum discussion thread]. [I had to be a little vague on some points because I can’t disclose our own specific vendor costs due to confidentiality restrictions] Chip Development Costs Let’s start by exploring how much […]

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Adapteva Joins Linux Foundation

Chicago, Ill. LINUXCON & CLOUDOPEN, August 20, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Adapteva, GitHub, SanDisk, Seagate and Western Digital are joining the organization. These companies join the more than 200 existing members in supporting Linux and fostering collaboration on a […]

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Analyzing the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture

I was very excited to read the recent EE Times article “RISC-V: An Open Standard for SoC” by Krste Asanović and David A. Patterson announcing their open source processor architecture. As we near the end of CMOS scaling, the bulk of future performance and efficiency improvements will need to come from architecture improvements. The availability […]

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