Parallella University Program Update

One of the primary goals of the Parallella project is to advance the use of parallel computing across the industry and across the globe. We are pleased to report that since opening up the store for Parallella pre-orders at the end of July, we now have 120 universities and research institutes as customers. They are now anxiously waiting for the delivery of their first boards and we are doing everything we can do deliver as soon as possible.

In addition, as of today we have 17 Universities signed up to receive free Parallella hardware through the the Parallella University Program (PUP).

  • Heriot-Watt University (UK)
  • KTH -Royal Technical Institute (SWEDEN)
  • Lund University (SWEDEN)
  • National Technical University of Athens (GREECE)
  • Technical University of Catalonia (SPAIN)
  • University of Bath (UK)
  • University of Bologna (ITALY)
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • University of Illinois (USA)
  • University of Tijuana (MEXICO)
  • Unviersit√© de Mons (BELGIUM)
  • University of Coimbra (PORTUGAL)
  • University of South Carolina (USA)
  • University of Tennessee (USA)
  • University of Zagreb (CROATIA)

We believe the Parallella open-hardware approach is a great match for the collaborative and open environment found in academic research and want to do as much as we possibly can to democratize access to massively parallel hardware as soon as possible.





  • Hi! I have funded 2 boards on Kickstarter, and really looking forward to it. Also trying to convince one of the local universities here which has some pretty cool high performance computing people to sign up for the PUP.

    Being one of the co-founders of Taipei Hackerspace, I was wondering, if we could sign up for something like this too? We have a very eager community, and would love to get more people onboard.


  • Polly says:

    if the free parallela program for universities could be known by universities in africa, you can imagine the great that will be achieved in frican universities that are actually in need of such hardware for their undergraduate and graduate research programs. maybe it could actually encourage more students to study high performance computing in africa

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