Adapteva Reaches Funding Goal for Parallella Project

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