News Adapteva Parallella promises pocket-sized supercomputing

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Bet this would be great for folding.
     
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    bet this would be great for almost anything computer related!
     
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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.
     
  6. Gradius

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    Not impressed at all! Look at the video, is uber SLOW !
     
  7. fluxtatic

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    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.
     
  9. Roskoken

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    Playing pretty fast and loose with the term "super computer" I think.
     
  10. docodine

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    ^^^^^

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

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