First Parallella Technical Conference (PTC) to be Held in Tokyo


I am very happy to tell you that the first Parallella Technical Conference (PTC ) (or “parallella meetup” if you like) will be held on May 30th in Tokyo, Japan!!

A thousand thanks to Masafumi Ohta (who organized the first Raspberry Pi meetup in Japan) and RS Components for helping out with the organization of the event!

DesignSpark announcement from Masafumi Ohta (in Japanse)

Date: May 30th, 14:00-18:00

Location: “DMM.make” Akiba (

If you have demos, hacks, or presentations that you want to show off, then please contact “”

(Submissions and presentations accepted in Japanese and English)

[May 21 Update: Submissions now closed, program below]

  • The Past, Present, and (p)Future of the Parallella Project, Andreas Olofsson
  • An Introduction to Parallella, Masafumi Ohta
  • Parallel computing history and programming model for many-core system, Kazuto Matsui
  • Introduction to Massively Parallel Programming on Epiphany, Shinichi Yamagiwa
  • From Kickstarter project to Linux distributions, Andreas Färber
  • Maximizing floating point performance on the Epiphany, Anish Varghese
  • Practical Parallella expansion board design: My path to an autonomous SDR device, Sylvain Munaut
  • High end audio playback with the Parallella, Patrick Cazeles
  • At scale Parallella application deployment, Shaun Mulligan

If you have the budget and time to travel, we would love to see you there. If you plan on attending, please leave a quick note in the comments below to say hello.

See you in Tokyo!



  • Shigeyuki Takano says:

    Hi, I will attend the conference, thanks for opportunity to see!

  • Tsubasa Kato says:

    Hello. I will most definitely want to attend the conference! This is really exciting for me. Tsubasa Kato (stingraze)

  • kyab says:

    I’ll attend the conference.

  • Jim Tittsler says:

    I would like to attend the conference.

  • Masafumi Ohta says:

    Thank you guys if any question please feel free to ask me masafumi dot ohta atmark gmail .(You can ask me in either English or Japanese.)

    I am just planning to hold the event at DMM.make in Akihabara.
    I will let you know as soon as possible.


    レスありがとうございます。もしなにかありましたら、お気軽にmasafumi dot ohta atmark gmailまでご一報ください(日本語・英語どちらでもかまいません)


  • Sylvain Munaut says:

    I’m seriously considering attending this !

  • Adam Taylor says:

    There is a chance I will be in Japan (Toyko) around that date for work, I am there about once a month at the moment hopefully the dates will align so I can attend.

  • (Sorry the comment is written in Japanese)



  • Adam,
    That would be awesome. Hope to see you there!

  • That would be incredible. Any chance you would be willing to demo something?

  • Fantastic! Look forward to meeting you in Tokyo. What have you done with the Parallella board so far?

  • Awesome, see you there!

  • Cool, see you in Tokyo!

  • Great! Look forward to finally meeting in person!

  • Atif Zafar says:

    I will try very hard to attend this!

  • Hi,

    I will be privileged to attend this conference. Currently I am staying in Tokyo, Japan and I will definitely show up at the event! Thanks for choosing Tokyo of all places. Cheers!

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  • Kazuto MATSUI says:

    PTC might be interesting …
    Are you coming to Tokyo ? Definitely, I will go.
    I can tell you some of the biz strategies.
    Since I was working at Inmos for transputing.
    I might ask you why occam is not supported yet ?


  • Kaz,
    Of course I am coming! Really happy to meet someone who worked at Inmos. Everything has changed, but nothing has changed.:-)
    Some folks have run occam at Halmstad University already, Check the academic paper section of
    In terms of officially supporting occam as a language, I am all for it but I don’t have the resources to support it internally.

    Look forward to meeting in Tokyo!


  • Kazuto MATSUI says:

    Hi, again !!
    This looks your message. CSP model is vey efficient and scalable. I am trying to think about, anyway.


  • Shigeyuki Takano says:

    Hi Ohta-San,

    Any update the information?
    I wait for info about day, time, and location if the conference plan is decided.

    Best Regards,
    Shigeyuki Takano

  • Shigeyuki Takano says:

    Hi Olofsson-San,

    Can you do a presentation about adaptive storage at the conference if time is available?

    Best Regards,
    Shigeyuki Takano

  • Stefan Buchta says:

    I am working in the deep learning area and will be at PTC in Akihabara next week. Looking forward to meeting you all.

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  • Leszek Tarkowski says:

    I’m currently in Tokio, and I’ll do my best to be there. Hope to see you 🙂

  • Cool stuff!
    If you are ever in Taiwan just shout, we’d love to have you over at the Taipei Hackerspace! 🙂
    Have a great time this week (and here’s a Parallella running for the live test:)

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  • BKH says:

    I’ll be there and am really looking forward to learning more about Parallella.

  • Cliff Surgeoner says:

    Have downloaded, image for Z7010 parallella desktop version, burned an SD card (8GB), inserted it into my parallella and booted up the board but see nothing on the monitor.
    How can I tell whether the board has booted up correctly?
    Have sent ping requests but no replies are received from the parallella.
    I would very much like to make my parallella available to be a part of the supercomputer but the instructions contain no hints as to steps to take if a problem seems to exist.
    Would appreciate some email help if possible.
    Many thanks

  • Prithwee Bhat says:

    It would be a great opportunity to attend this conference. I am looking forward to meetings with many of you.

  • David Mutterer says:

    What the heck happened to the demoing of the ???

    I put units online just for this demo and when I look at the stats… they were never touched….

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