Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2013 08:50 pm
http://www.zdnet.com/parallella-the-99-linux-supercomputer-7000014036/

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.... Linux has long been the number one supercomputer operating system. But while you could build your own Linux supercomputer using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, it wouldn't be terribly fast. You needed hardware that could support massively parallel computing — the cornerstone of modern supercomputing.

What Adapteva has done is create a credit-card sized parallel-processing board. This comes with a dual-core ARM A9 processor and a 64-core Epiphany Multicore Accelerator chip, along with 1GB of RAM, a microSD card, two USB 2.0 ports, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and an HDMI connection. If all goes well, by itself, this board should deliver about 90 GFLOPS of performance, or — in terms PC users understand — about the same horse-power as a 45GHz CPU.

This board will use Ubuntu Linux 12.04 for its operating system. To put all this to work, the platform reference design and drivers are now available.....
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Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2013 11:43 pm
@gungasnake,
should be $99, too late to edit...
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Reply Sun 21 Apr, 2013 04:33 am
@gungasnake,
Now parallel processing algorithms need to come up to speed to support these types of devices.
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