The Parallella Computer 41


The Parallella platform is based on the Epiphany multicore chips developed by Adapteva over the last 5 years and field tested since May 2011. The Epiphany 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. Here is a link to the Epiphany Architecture Reference Manual


  • 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

Once completed, the 66-core version of the Parallella computer would deliver 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 will be, check out benchmark scores for the Epiphany-IV and Epiphany-III processors at or read the Adapteva blog post.

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