It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Chip maker wants a supercomputer for everyone Chip maker wants a supercomputer for everyone
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Chip maker wants a supercomputer for everyone
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 9th October 2012, 06:46   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 44,516
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Chip maker wants a supercomputer for everyone

A chipmaker is looking for finance for a new product which could mean that the great unwashed move to supercomputers.

Adapteva's normal business is making low-power RISC chips, which it sells to board manufacturers. CEO and founder Andreas Olofsson wants to use a Kickstarter project to raise at least $750,000 to push its supercomputer technology into the bigger world.

Adapteva has designed Parallella which it is pushing as a Supercomputer For Everyone.

Basically it is a 16-core board which can manage 13GHz and 26 gigaflops performance, costing $99 each.

The company wants to build a $199 64-core board hitting 45GHz and 90 gigaflops.

The project involves dual-core ARM A9-based system-on-chip, with the 16- and 64-core RISC chips acting as coprocessors to speed up tasks.

The company claims that the Adapteva architecture hits performance of 70 gigaflops per watt, and 25GHz per watt,.

According to the project's Kickstarter page if you pledge of $99 you will see a 16-core board by May 2013, while a pledge of $499 guarantees delivery by February.

Parallella gear will be fully functioning computers. They will have an Ubuntu 11.10 port to ARM, with 1GB RAM, two USB 2.0 ports, 16GB of MicroSD storage, HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet.

It is a similar concept to the Raspberry Pi but it will have 10 to 50 times the performance.

http://news.techeye.net/chips/chip-m...r-for-everyone
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA to rebrand G80 as supercomputer chip jmke WebNews 0 5th April 2007 10:44
Intel May Acquire Graphics Chip Maker Nvidia ? jmke WebNews 0 5th October 2006 13:23
AMD falls in world chip maker rankings jmke WebNews 0 17th March 2006 17:25
ATI Plans to Buy Graphics Chip Maker XGI jmke WebNews 0 2nd March 2006 15:47
USI Acquires Mainboard Maker Abit jmke WebNews 0 25th January 2006 18:10
Seagate – World’s Largest HDD Maker jmke WebNews 0 18th August 2005 20:27
3DMark Maker apologie jmke WebNews 2 10th October 2004 07:20
Memory Maker Says It Has Tested World’s First Chip for FB-DIMMs: Next-gen PC Memory jmke WebNews 0 11th August 2004 11:05
Barebone PC Maker Becomes PC Company jmke WebNews 0 17th March 2004 08:37

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:18.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO