The goal of the Parallella project is to democratize access to high performance computing and this is only possible if the whole world has the option to buy a Parallella board. Through the Kickstarter campaign and pre-orders Adapteva has shipped Parallella boards to over 2,000 customers in 75 countries but the logistical burden has been overwhelming.
I am extremely pleased to announce that we have signed up RS components as the international distributor for the Parallella computer. RS Components is the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, RS Components offers around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day.
RS components has done an outstanding job distributing and supporting products like the Raspberry Pi single board computer and I have full confidence that they will do just as fine a job with the Parallella. This global distribution agreement marks an important milestone for Parallella. Thanks to this new partnership with RS components we will be able to reach more developers in more countries while providing a much better customer experience.
The first batch of Parallella boards is now available through the online RS components catalog. The product just recently arrived in the UK and it’s going to take some time before the Parallella propagates through the RS Components global distribution network. You can check for local availability by navigating to your country specific RS components site.