Parallella University Program


The Parallella University Program has been discontinued as of 2016. With a $99 starting price and general availability from Amazon, Digikey, and RS components and shipping worldwide we feel that the need for a free hardware program has diminished and that our resources are best spent on providing better support. Over the life of the university program, we shipped over $25,000 in Parallella boards all over the world. A list of participating universities can be found below.

The goal of the Parallella University Program (PUP) is to ensure that every academic institution doing  work in the area of parallel programming research and/or education has access to inexpensive and open massively parallel computing hardware. Any academic institution actively involved in research and education within the area of parallel computing may apply for the program. Program application acceptance will be evaluated based on the

  • Potential impact of proposed research or education program
  • Track record within the area of parallel computing
  • Level of openness in journal and source code publication.

The Parallella University Program will seek to maximize diversity both in terms of research areas and geographical representation. Participates in the program will be provided with free hardware and development software as described in the Parallella University Program Agreement.  The Parallella University Program runs on a calendar year basis and ends on December 31.

Universities must submit an application for resubmission for entry into a new calendar year program.

Universities interested in applying for this program, should submit a signed Parallella University Agreement  form to

Participating Universities


University OF Pannonia (HUNGARY)
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (INDIA)
University of Passau (GERMANY)
University of Zagreb (CROATIA)
Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (SPAIN)
“Ovidius” University of Contanta (ROMANIA)
University of Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN)
Institute of Space Technology (IST) (PAKISTAN)
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (GERMANY)
University of Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA)
University of Miskolc (HUNGARY)
University of Peradeniya (SRI LANKA)
University of Nevada Las Vegas (USA)
Nanyang Technological University (SINGAPORE)
Queen Mary University of London (UNITED KINGDOM)
Universidad Mayor (CHILE)
Federal University of Uberlandia (BRAZIL)
University of Sarajevo (BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA)
Rice University (USA)
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (ISRAEL)
Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (GERMANY)
University of Manitoba (CANADA)
University of Copenhagen, Denmark (DENMARK)
University of Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
Universidad Nacional de La Plata (ARGENTINA)
Technische Universität Chemnitz (GERMANY)
Federal Institute of Science and Technology (INDIA)
Calvin College (USA)
Harvard Medical School (USA)
“Stefan cel Mare” University of Sucava (ROMANIA)
TU Kaiserslautern (GERMANY)
Universite Bretagne Sud. (FRANCE)
University of Calgary (CANADA)
Guangxi Normal University (CHINA)
Leiden University (THE NETHERLANDS)
Rice University (USA)


Heriot-Watt University (UNITED KINGDOM)
KTH -Royal Technical Institute (SWEDEN)
Lund University (SWEDEN)
National Technical University of Athens (GREECE)
Technical University of Catalonia (SPAIN)
University of Bath (UNITED KINGDOM)
University of Bologna (ITALY)
Universidad de Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
University of Edinburgh (UNITED KINGDOM)
University of Illinois (USA)
University of Tijuana (MEXICO)
Unviersité de Mons (BELGIUM)
University of Coimbra (PORTUGAL)
University of South Carolina (USA)
University of Tennessee (USA)
University of Zagreb (CROATIA)
The University of St. Andrews (UNITED KINGDOM)
Saint Louis University (USA)
National University of Mongolia (MONGOLIA)
University of Sunderland (UNITED KINGDOM)
Charles University in Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NORWAY)
Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (SWITZERLAND)
École Polytechnique de Montréal (CANADA)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CHINA)
CSU Sacramento (USA)
University of Ioannina (GREECE)
Paulista State University – UNESP (BRAZIL)
San Jose State University (USA)
University of Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS)
University of Lisbon (PORTUGAL)
University of Copenhagen (DENMARK)
Universidad Austral (ARGENTINA)
B V Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology (INDIA)
Halmstad University (SWEDEN)
University of California, San Diego (USA)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (SWITZERLAND)
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (GERMANY)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GREECE)
University of Modena (ITALY)
Universidad Industrial de Santander (COLOMBIA)
University of York (UNITED KINGDOM)
UC Berkeley (USA)
Queen’s University Belfast (UNITED KINGDOM)
Concordia University (CANADA)
Kazimierz Wielki University (POLAND)
Georgia Institue of Technology (USA)
University of Debrecen (HUNGARY)
AGH University of Science and Tech (POLAND)
Indiana University (USA)
University of Luebeck (GERMANY)
Iyeditepe University (TURKEY)
Warsaw University of Technology (POLAND)
Texas State Technical College – Waco (USA)
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (MALAYSIA)
California State University Long Beach (USA)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GREECE)