Chipmaker Adapteva has hit its funding goal for the company’s Parallella project. As HPCwire reported last month, the company decided to employ the micro-investor platform known as Kickstarter to speed development of its manycore Epiphany floating point accelerator. The latest design promises a stunning 50 gigaflops per watt, but getting the silicon into the hands of developers has been a challenge. The company set out to get at least $750,000 worth of pledges to fund a project that would deliver an Epiphany coprocessor board to all interested parties – mainly programmers who were looking to kick the tires on a unique and highly parallel computing architecture. The pledge window was just 30 days, which began on September 27. When the Kickstarter clock ran out, Parallela had signed up $898,921 from 4,965 backers. FULL ARTICLE
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