The Parallella Computer


The Parallella platform is an open source, energy efficient, high performance, credit-card sized computer based on the Epiphany multicore chips developed by Adapteva. This affordable platform is designed for developing and implementing high performance, parallel processing applications developed to take advantage of the on-board Epiphany chip. The Epiphany 16 or 64 core chips consists of a scalable array of simple RISC processors programmable in C/C++ connected together with a fast on chip network within a single shared memory architecture.

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  • Zynq-7000 Series Dual-core ARM A9 CPU (Z-7010 or Z-7020)
  • 16 or 64-core Epiphany Multicore Accelerator
  • 1GB RAM
  • MicroSD Card
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 4 general purpose expansion connectors
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • HDMI port
  • Linux Operating System
  • 3.4″ x 2.15″ form factor

 

The 66-core version of the Parallella computer delivers over 90 GFLOPS on a board the size of a credit card while consuming only 5 Watts under typical work loads. For certain applications, this would provide more raw performance than a high end server costing thousands of dollars and consuming 400W.

To get an idea just how powerful this little board is, check out benchmark scores for the Epiphany-IV and Epiphany-III processors at coremark.org or read our blog post.

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Pricing and Availability

Parallella boards are available for Pre-order on our webshop


5 thoughts on “The Parallella Computer

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    Richard G Wiater

    Dear Adapteva;

    When is the 64 core version of the parallella be available(NOT THE KICKSTARTER SUPPORTERS)?

    What will the Retail Price Be?

  • Reply
    Steve Pinkerton

    Do you have any plans to use the Parallella sans ethernet as the main board for a smartphone or laptop? Also, when I went snooping about on the RAM manufacturer’s site, it seems this little powerhouse could potentially be upgraded to 8gb DDR3 SDRAM by changing the chip used. Finally, have you given any thought to an ARMv8 board/processor? Might be a little more power usage, but it’d be 64 bit and open up a lot of possibilities on top of the Pandora’s Box this baby already brings to the table. Just some musings, and thanks again!

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