Parallella, The Cheap Palmtop Supercomputer, Goes Open Source

(FASTCOMPANY): In October 2012 the Parallella project ended its Kickstarter campaign, having easily surpassed its funding goal of $750,000. Unlike many Kickstarter hardware projects which you may consider lighthearted, Parallella has a rather astonishing goal: It’s all about creating a credit card-sized computer that has a complex enough architecture that it can push out up to 90 gigaflops. Which makes it, more or less, a palmtop supercomputer. And to go with its diminutive size, the Parallella has a diminutive price–going for just $99 in its entry level edition. FULL ARTICLE

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