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Old 28th Sep 2012, 09:42   #1
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Adapteva Parallella promises pocket-sized supercomputing

16 or 64 cores of parallel processing goodness alongside a dual-core CPU, in a board the size of the Raspberry Pi? Interesting...
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...a-parallella/1
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 10:24   #2
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Bet this would be great for folding.
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Bet this would be great for folding.
bet this would be great for almost anything computer related!
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 15:31   #4
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i'd get some if i had a need and budget fo custom made software. i dont. surely by the time you spend 50k developing your software... you could have bout some bulldozers.
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Given the press this is getting I was hoping they would have a wider range of examples available online. The performance is promising but the specific details are a bit vague. How does one of these 64 cores compare to say a core in dual/quad core ARM for example? They've shown off a simple math example, but how about something that's a bit more 'Wow!' guys.
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Not impressed at all! Look at the video, is uber SLOW !
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Not impressed at all! Look at the video, is uber SLOW !
Yeah, but it doesn't have the GPU muscle the RPi does. It'd be great for...uh...um...hm. Let me get back to you on that. :P
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For $100, that is actually pretty cheap and a better value than almost any other ARM platform.

The problem is if the performance-per-watt is worth it. An intel or possibly AMD system might be a better choice in the end. Lets hope phoronix tests this out, they did a pandaboard cluster pitted against some intel processors and didn't prove to be a better investment, although it wasn't explicitly worse either.

Since this new board has all these cores on 1 system, it's bound to have much better ppw than the pandaboard cluster.
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Playing pretty fast and loose with the term "super computer" I think.
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Playing pretty fast and loose with the term "super computer" I think.
^^^^^

If this is a super computer, what's mine? Future technology?
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