The Parallella platform is an open source, energy efficient, high performance, credit-card sized computer based on the Epiphany multicore chips developed by Adapteva. This affordable platform is designed for developing and implementing high performance, parallel processing applications developed to take advantage of the on-board Epiphany chip. The Epiphany 16 or 64 core chips consists of a scalable array of simple RISC processors programmable in C/C++ connected together with a fast on chip network within a single shared memory architecture.
The 66-core version of the Parallella computer delivers over 90 GFLOPS on a board the size of a credit card while consuming only 5 Watts under typical work loads. For certain applications, this would provide more raw performance than a high end server costing thousands of dollars and consuming 400W.
For detailed information see:
- Parallella Reference Manual (Preliminary PDF – Gen1 1.13.06.29 )
- Parallella Hardware Design files (GitHub repository)
- Parallella Platform Reference Design (post covering FPGA HDL sources)
- Epiphany Architecture Reference Manual
- Epiphany III 16-core Chip Datasheet
- Epiphany IV 64-core Chip Datasheet
Any questions should be directed to the Parallella Board forum.